Difference between Dependant and Dependent

What is the difference between dependant and dependent?

The English use dependant and dependent for different meanings:
The Americans use dependent for both.

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What is the difference between dependant and dependent?..

The English use both words for different meanings:


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Dependent means reliant on.
A dependant is a person (usually a child or a spouse).

My Dependant is Dependent on me.

The Americans use dependent for both of the above meanings that the English have.

My Dependent is Dependent on me.


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