Meaning of “dependant” in the English Dictionary

"dependant" in Business English

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dependantnoun [ C ]

UK US dependent uk /dɪˈpendənt/ us LAW

someone who depends on you for financial support, for example, a child or family member who cannot work:

As she has no dependants, the experts agreed there was no need for Ms Dewsbury to have life cover at present.
Allowances may also be higher for those with dependants.


uk /dɪˈpendənt/ us

needing financial support from someone:

At the age of 36, he is still dependant on his parents.
dependant family/relative/spouse

relying on someone or something to be able to continue to exist or make progress:

The company is less dependant than some big retailers on massive stores to ensure good profitability.

(Definition of “dependant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)