or ap·pend·ent

[ uh-pen-duhnt ]

  1. attached or suspended; annexed.

  2. associated as an accompaniment or consequence: the salary appendant to a position.

  1. Law. pertaining to a legal appendant.

  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

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English ap(p)endaunt, (in legal sense) from Anglo-French, present participle of apendre “to belong (to), befit,” from Medieval Latin appendēre, equivalent to Latin ap- ap-1 + pendēre “to hang” (intransitive); later senses by association with append

Other words from appendant

  • ap·pend·ance, ap·pend·an·cy, ap·pend·ence, ap·pend·en·cy, noun
  • non·ap·pend·ance, noun
  • non·ap·pend·ant, adjective
  • non·ap·pend·ence, noun
  • non·ap·pend·ent, adjective

Words Nearby appendant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use appendant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for appendant


/ (əˈpɛndənt) /

  1. attached, affixed, or added

  2. attendant or associated as an accompaniment or result

  1. a less common word for pendent

  2. law relating to another right

  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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