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appendant

or ap·pend·ent

[ uh-pen-duhnt ]
/ əˈpɛn dənt /
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adjective
attached or suspended; annexed.
associated as an accompaniment or consequence: the salary appendant to a position.
Law. pertaining to a legal appendant.
noun
a person or thing attached or added.
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.
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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

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British Dictionary definitions for appendant

appendant
/ (əˈpɛndənt) /

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