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Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).  Synonyms: addiction, dependence, dependency, habituation.
The state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.  Synonyms: dependence, dependency.

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... Plummer Place, though it stood in an unfashionable outskirt, was a respectable place to settle in; and the minister, in casting his lot in Elgin, envisaged John Murchison as part of it, thought of him confidently as a "dependance," saw him among the future elders and office-bearers of the congregation, a man who would be punctual with his pew-rent, sage in his judgements, and whose views upon church attendance would be extended ...
— The Imperialist • (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan

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