dependant

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See also: dépendant

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French dépendant

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dependant (comparative more dependant, superlative most dependant)

  1. Obsolete spelling of dependent.

Noun[edit]

dependant (plural dependants)

  1. (UK) A person who depends on another for support, particularly financial support (= US dependent).
  2. (US) Misspelling of dependent.

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References[edit]

  • Merriam-Webster Indicating only US spelling is "dependent" (redirects, lists British spelling as a "variant".)
  • Pam Peters, The Cambridge Guide to English Usage, pp. 148-149.
  • Encarta Always a misspelling in US English, adjective and noun are differentiated in British English by spelling.