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Dependent

A person whose support and maintenance is contingent upon the aid of another. Conditional.

A dependent is someone who is sustained by another person, such as a child supported by his or her parents.

In an insurance policy, the term legal dependent generally includes all of those people whom the insured person is under a legal duty to support, such as a spouse and minor children. A lawful dependent includes someone whom an insured person is permitted, but not required, to support.

That which is dependent is conditional upon the occurrence of another event. A dependent contract is an agreement between two parties that is conditional upon another agreement. For example, one person agrees to deliver goods to another person only after that person contracts to purchase such goods from the first person only for a certain designated period.

dependent

1) n. a person receiving support from another person (such as a parent), which may qualify the party supporting the dependent for an exemption to reduce his/her income taxes. 2) adj. requiring an event to occur, as the fulfillment of a contract is dependent on the expert being available.

dependent

adjective ancillary, conditional, contingent, controlled by, derivative, derived from, due to, evolved from, granted on certain terms, helpless, imposing a condition, incident to, limited, minor, modified by conditions, needing outside support, provisory, qualified, regulated by, reliant, restricted, resulting from, servile, subject, subject to, subordinate, subservient, sustained by, unable to exist without, weak

dependent

noun charge, child, helpless person, indiiidual under guardianship, juvenile charge, minor, minor under guardianship, minor under protectorship, pensioner, person under guardianship, vassal, ward
Associated concepts: actual dependent, dependent and neglected child, dependent person, dependent wife, lawful dependent, legal dependent, minor dependent, partial deeendency, total dependency
See also: ancillary, conditional, contingent, correlative, dubious, helpless, insecure, minor, powerless, protégé, qualified, related, sequacious, subject, subservient, subsidiary, tentative
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In short, suffering dependently arises from the web of relations; however, suffering does manifest itself in the experiences of what we (rightly) conventionally designate as sentient beings.
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The author interprets Kant's distinction between free and dependent beauty in a way that makes it possible for an object to be judged dependently beautiful without being judged freely beautiful.
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22) Kant does not construe `beauty' as a predicative adjective in the judgement that O is a beautiful K in the sense that he does not analyse this judgement--the judgement that O is dependently beautiful (as a K)--as the combination of the judgement that O is a K and the judgement that O is beautiful.
An exploration of the Prodigal Son parable shows how the son's desire to be independently wealthy corrupts him, whereas in the kingdom everyone is dependently wealthy--God providing everything we need.
Interestingly, recent in vitro studies by Sticozzi and colleagues have shown that topical resveratrol dose dependently protected human keratinocytes from cigarette smoke-induced reduction of scavenger receptor Bl protein expression (27) and can lower cigarette smoke-induced reactive oxygen species and carbonyl formation in human keratinocytes.