Explain the meaning of a dependant as provided in the Law of Succession Act

Under the provisions of the Law of Succession Act, “dependant” means
• Wife or wives and former wife or wives and children of the deceased whether or not maintained by him before death.
• Such of the deceased parents, grandparents, step parents, brothers, sisters, half brothers and half sisters, children the deceased had taken into his family as his own, grand children, step children, as were being maintained by him immediately before death.
• Husband if he was being maintained by his wife before her death.

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