Definitions of "dependent"
  1. The state of being influenced or controlled by another factor or entity
  2. The state of relying on another, especially for financial assistance
  3. The state of not having sufficient resources or means for support or protection and requiring help from others such as a public agency
  4. Being under the authority or control of another's jurisdiction
  5. A person who needs support from someone else, usually in financial terms
How to use "dependent" in a sentence
  1. The child, being a dependent, needed his parents to support him financially.
  2. The client was proven to be a dependent on his ex-spouse, thus he was awarded alimony.
  3. The welfare agency provided necessary support for the woman, considering her an eligible dependent.

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