Dependent vs. Dependant

Dependent = (adjective) depending on/upon someone or something.

  • He is dependent on his parents as he is out of job.
  • success in your career is dependent upon your hard work and determination.
  • The majority of Indian farmers are dependent on traditional methods of cultivation.


Dependant=(noun) someone who depends upon another or others for a home, food etc.

  • Bank employees can claim reimbursement on the medical expenses of their dependants also.
  • All his children are minor and therefore they are fully his dependants.
  • Married women receive only the basic pension as their husbands’ dependants.

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