dependent is part of the Basic English 850.
- dependant (US spelling)
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- A person who relies on another person for support.
- With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant.)
- An element in a phrase that is not the head.
- (Greek grammar) the aorist subjunctive form of a verb; or non-past, perfective form of a verb.