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or ap·pend·ent

[uh-pen-duh nt]
  1. attached or suspended; annexed.
  2. associated as an accompaniment or consequence: the salary appendant to a position.
  3. Law. pertaining to a legal appendant.
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  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.
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Origin of appendant

1350–1400; Middle English ap(p)endaunt (in legal sense) < Anglo-French, present participle of apendre to belong (to), befit < Medieval Latin appendēre, equivalent to Latin ap- ap-1 + pendēre to hang (intransitive); later senses by association with append
Related formsap·pend·ance, ap·pend·an·cy, ap·pend·ence, ap·pend·en·cy, nounnon·ap·pend·ance, nounnon·ap·pend·ant, adjectivenon·ap·pend·ence, nounnon·ap·pend·ent, adjective
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Examples from the Web for appendent

Historical Examples of appendent

  • The coin with appendent forks will remain balanced much to the surprise of the company, (Fig. 34).


    Ellis Stanyon

British Dictionary definitions for appendent


  1. attached, affixed, or added
  2. attendant or associated as an accompaniment or result
  3. a less common word for pendent
  4. law relating to another right
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  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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