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Meaning of APPANAGE

Pronunciation:  'apunij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family; "bishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families"
  2. [n]  any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life; "for thousands of years the chair was an appanage of state and dignity rather than an article of ordinary use"

APPANAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: apanage
 See Also: assignment, fringe benefit, grant, perk, perquisite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap"pa*nage\, n. [F. apanage, fr. OF. apaner to
nourish, support, fr. LL. apanare to furnish with bread, to
provision; L. ad + pains bread.]
1. The portion of land assigned by a sovereign prince for the
   subsistence of his younger sons.

2. A dependency; a dependent territory.

3. That which belongs to one by custom or right; a natural
   adjunct or accompaniment. ``Wealth . . . the appanage of
   wit.'' --Swift.

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