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ˈæp ə nɪdʒap·panage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appanage, apanagenoun

    any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life

    "for thousands of years the chair was an appanage of state and dignity rather than an article of ordinary use"

  2. appanage, apanagenoun

    a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family

    "bishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families"

Wiktionary

  1. appanagenoun

    A grant (especially by a sovereign) of land (or other source of revenue) as a birthright

    Etymology: From apanage, from *appanare, adpanare ‘to give bread’.

  2. appanagenoun

    A perquisite that is appropriate to one's position

    Etymology: From apanage, from *appanare, adpanare ‘to give bread’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appanagenoun

    the portion of land assigned by a sovereign prince for the subsistence of his younger sons

    Etymology: [F. apanage, fr. OF. apaner to nourish, support, fr. LL. apanare to furnish with bread, to provision; L. ad + pains bread.]

  2. Appanagenoun

    a dependency; a dependent territory

    Etymology: [F. apanage, fr. OF. apaner to nourish, support, fr. LL. apanare to furnish with bread, to provision; L. ad + pains bread.]

  3. Appanagenoun

    that which belongs to one by custom or right; a natural adjunct or accompaniment

    Etymology: [F. apanage, fr. OF. apaner to nourish, support, fr. LL. apanare to furnish with bread, to provision; L. ad + pains bread.]

Freebase

  1. Appanage

    An appanage or apanage or French: apanage is the grant of an estate, titles, offices, or other things of value to the younger male children of a sovereign, who would otherwise have no inheritance under the system of primogeniture. It was common in much of Europe. The system of appanage has greatly influenced the territorial construction of France and the German states and explains the structure of the flags of many provinces of France. Appanage also describes the funds given by the state to certain royal families — the annual income, for instance, given to the Swedish and Danish Royal Families. For the Mongols, khubi refers to appanage in the Middle Ages.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Appanage

    Apanage, ap′pan-āj, n. the assignation or conveyance by the crown of lands and feudal rights to the princes of the royal family, a provision for younger sons, a dependency: any perquisite: an adjunct or attribute.—p.adj. Ap′panaged, endowed with an appanage. [Fr. apanage—L. ad, and pan-is, bread.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appanage in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appanage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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