- attached or suspended; annexed.
- associated as an accompaniment or consequence: the salary appendant to a position.
- Law. pertaining to a legal appendant.
- a person or thing attached or added.
- Law. any subordinate possession or right historically annexed to or dependent on a greater one and automatically passing with it, as by sale or inheritance.
Origin of appendant
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Examples from the Web for appendant
Every inhabited island has its appendant and subordinate islets.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
This island is fertile, variegated with hill and dale, and equally beautiful as diversified with Rotti, and its appendant isles.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora
I saw but one woman whose under lip was split and disfigured with an appendant ornament.
An English river-fish of the carp family, distinguished by the four appendant beards, whence its name is derived.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Was this right appurtenant to the manor, or was it also appendant to a frank tenement in a particular vill?The Customs of Old England
F. J. Snell
- attached, affixed, or added
- attendant or associated as an accompaniment or result
- a less common word for pendent
- law relating to another right
- a person or thing attached or added
- property law a subordinate right or interest, esp in or over land, attached to a greater interest and automatically passing with the sale of the latter
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