apanage

[ ap-uh-nij ]
/ ˈæp ə nɪdʒ /

noun

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Definition for apanage (2 of 2)

appanage

or ap·a·nage

[ ap-uh-nij ]
/ ˈæp ə nɪdʒ /

noun

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.

Origin of appanage

1595–1605; < Middle French, Old French apanage, apeinaige, equivalent to apan(er) to endow (a younger son or daughter) with a maintenance (< Medieval Latin appānāre; ap- ap-1 + -pānāre, verbal derivative of Latin pānis bread; compare Old Provençal apanar to nourish) + -age -age
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British Dictionary definitions for apanage (1 of 2)

apanage
/ (ˈæpənɪdʒ) /

noun

a variant spelling of appanage

British Dictionary definitions for apanage (2 of 2)

appanage

apanage

/ (ˈæpənɪdʒ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for appanage

C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin appānāgium, from appānāre to provide for, from Latin pānis bread
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