Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPENDENCES

Claims made by their pride and their self-respect, and their weaknesses and dependences.

But yet it is less danger, to have an ambitious man stirring in business, than great in dependences.

I shall take for granted that you have a fairly plain idea of the stomach and its dependences.

My ground-plan of the cathedral and its dependences will show at a glance how unusual and remarkable the whole scheme is.

The whole of the German-speaking portion of the canton proper and its dependences seem to have accepted the Reformation at once.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French dépendance, from dependre (see depend). Originally also dependance (the earlier form), depending whether the writer had French or Latin foremost in mind; the Latin form gradually predominated and after c.1800 dependance is rare. As an adjective from c.1600.