Dependant

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This article is related to law. For the personality trait, see Dependent Personality Disorder

A dependant (British English) or dependent (American English) is a person who relies on another as a primary source of income. For example, a minor child, under the age of majority, is a dependant of his or her parent and the existence of the dependant may enable the provider, such as a parent or guardian, to claim a deduction, for example in income tax calculations.