Examples from the Web for appanage
This false virtue is the appanage of none but weak and irresolute hearts.Poise: How to Attain It|D. Starke
It was made an independent comt of itself in 1569, and in 1663 became definitely an appanage of Orleans.Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country|Francis Miltoun
In the history of France, however, the appanage was a very important factor.
It was, he considered, the garment and appanage of every sentient being.The Philosophy of Disenchantment|Edgar Saltus
"Let his Royal Highness depart with his appanage," wrote he.Louis XIV and La Grande Mademoiselle|Arvede Barine
British Dictionary definitions for appanage
Word Origin for appanage
Word Origin and History for appanage
c.1600, from French apanage (13c.), from apaner "to endow with means of subsistence," from Medieval Latin appanare "equip with bread," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + panis "bread" (see food). Originally, provisions made for younger children of royalty. The double -p- restored in French 15c.-16c., in English 17c.