Definition of dependent:
relying upon; depending upon; (of certain Irish
irregular verbs): standing only after a preverbal particle
"at that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition."
one who relies on another for support; an element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complement
s and determiner
"with two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant