(A) Tax: A person who is dependent on and receives support from another person. For tax purposes, a person supporting a dependent is entitled to file and receive an exemption that reduces tax liability. (B) Contract: The need for something to occur in order to create an obligation or liability, e.g. John’s ability to buy the car is dependent upon a loan payment being made by Jill to John by end of month.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
Deriving existence, support, or direction from another; conditioned, in respect to force or obligation, upon an extraneous act or fact. Dependent contract. One which depends or is conditional upon another. One which it is not the duty of the contractor to perform until some obligation contained in the same agreement has been performed by the other party. Ham. Parties, 17, 29, 30, 109. Dependent covenant. See COVENANT.