dependant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dependant" in British English

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dependantnoun [C]

UK (US dependent) uk   us   /dɪˈpen.dənt/
someone who ​depends on you for ​financialsupport, such as a ​child or ​familymember who does not ​work: My ​pension will ​provide for my dependants.
(Definition of dependant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dependant" in Business English

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dependantnoun [C]

UK (US dependent) uk   us   /dɪˈpendənt/ LAW
someone who depends on you for ​financialsupport, for ​example, a child or family ​member who cannot ​work: As she has no dependants, the ​expertsagreed there was no need for Ms Dewsbury to have ​lifecover at ​present. Allowances may also be ​higher for those with dependants.


uk   us   /dɪˈpendənt/
needing ​financialsupport 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 ​bigretailers on massivestores to ensure good ​profitability.
(Definition of dependant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dependant”
in Arabic تابِع, عالة…
in Korean 딸린 식구…
in Portuguese dependente…
in Catalan persona a càrrec…
in Japanese 扶養家族…
in Chinese (Simplified) (孩子、家人等)需供养者…
in Turkish bağımlı, yardıma muhtaç…
in Russian иждивенец…
in Chinese (Traditional) (孩子、家人等)需供養者…
in Italian dipendente, persona a carico…
in Polish osoba będąca na czyimś utrzymaniu…
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