Dependent De*pend"ent, n. 1. One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for financial support or favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents. [1913 Webster]

A host of dependents on the court, suborned to play their part as witnesses. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

2. That which depends; corollary; consequence. [1913 Webster]

With all its circumstances and dependents. --Prynne. [1913 Webster]

Note: See the Note under {Dependant}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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