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appendant

or ap·pend·ent

[uh-pen-duh nt]
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adjective
  1. attached or suspended; annexed.
  2. associated as an accompaniment or consequence: the salary appendant to a position.
  3. Law. pertaining to a legal appendant.
noun
  1. a person or thing attached or added.
  2. 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

1350–1400; Middle English ap(p)endaunt (in legal sense) < Anglo-French, present participle of apendre to belong (to), befit < Medieval Latin appendēre, equivalent to Latin ap- ap-1 + pendēre to hang (intransitive); later senses by association with append
Related formsap·pend·ance, ap·pend·an·cy, ap·pend·ence, ap·pend·en·cy, nounnon·ap·pend·ance, nounnon·ap·pend·ant, adjectivenon·ap·pend·ence, nounnon·ap·pend·ent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for appendant

appendant

adjective
  1. attached, affixed, or added
  2. attendant or associated as an accompaniment or result
  3. a less common word for pendent
  4. law relating to another right
noun
  1. a person or thing attached or added
  2. 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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