land or some other source of revenue assigned for the maintenance of a member of the family of a ruling house.
whatever belongs rightfully or appropriately to one's rank or station in life.
a natural or necessary accompaniment; adjunct.
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How to use appanage in a sentence
Austria had another appanage whose people cared little for the prestige of their foreign kings and much for their own liberties.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
The most interesting feature of Langkor is an ancient temple, an appanage of the great Drophung monastery of Lhasa.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
She will receive an appanage of twenty-five thousand gulden a year.A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
Kew had existed for long as a Royal appanage before it was handed over to the Nation.
Adams had long ago hoisted the British flag and constituted his island an appanage of the British crown.Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for appanage
land or other provision granted by a king for the support of a member of the royal family, esp a younger son
a natural or customary accompaniment or perquisite, as to a job or position
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