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Definition of Dependent
DependentDependent De*pend"ent, n.
1. One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who
relies on another for support of favor; a hanger-on; a
retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.
A host of dependents on the court, suborned to play
their part as witnesses. --Hallam.
2. That which depends; corollary; consequence.
With all its circumstances and dependents. --Prynne.
Note: See the Note under Dependant. DependentDependent De*pend"ent, a. [L. dependens, -entis, p. pr.
dependere. See Depend, and cf. Dependant.]
1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not
able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything,
without the will, power, or aid of something else; not
self-sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate;
-- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent
England, long dependent and degraded, was again a
power of the first rank. --Macaulay.
Dependent covenant or contract (Law), one not binding
until some connecting stipulation is performed.
Dependent variable (Math.), a varying quantity whose
changes are arbitrary, but are regarded as produced by
changes in another variable, which is called the
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