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 for dependant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dependant \De*pend"ant\, Dependance \De*pend"ance\, n.,
  Dependancy \De*pend"an*cy\, n.
     See Dependent, Dependence, Dependency.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The forms dependant, dependance, dependancy are from
           the French; the forms dependent, etc., are from the
           Latin. Some authorities give preference to the form
           dependant when the word is a noun, thus distinguishing
           it from the adjective, usually written dependent.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: contingent on something else [syn: dependent,
             dependant, qualified]
      2: addicted to a drug [syn: dependent, dependant, drug-
         addicted, hooked, strung-out]
      n 1: a person who relies on another person for support
           (especially financial support) [syn: dependant,

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