Definition of Appanage

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Apanage
Generic synonyms: Fringe Benefit, Perk, Perquisite



2. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Apanage
Generic synonyms: Assignment, Grant

Definition of Appanage

1. n. The portion of land assigned by a sovereign prince for the subsistence of his younger sons.

Definition of Appanage

1. Noun. A grant (especially by a sovereign) of land (or other source of revenue) as a birthright ¹

2. Noun. A perquisite that is appropriate to one's position ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appanage

1. land or revenue granted to a member of a royal family [n -S]

Medical Definition of Appanage

1. 1. The portion of land assigned by a sovereign prince for the subsistence of his younger sons. 2. A dependency; a dependent territory. 3. That which belongs to one by custom or right; a natural adjunct or accompaniment. "Wealth . . . The appanage of wit." Origin: F. Apanage, fr. OF. Apaner to nourish, support, fr. LL. Apanare to furnish with bread, to provision; L. Ad + pains bread. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appanage

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appallment
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appals
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appanage (current term)
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Literary usage of Appanage

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1. The Russian Empire, Its People, Institutions and Resources by August Haxthausen, Robert Farie (1856)
"This, with a number of neighbouring villages, constitutes an appanage District, the Golova of which lives here ; he went with us round the village, ..."

2. History of Friedrich the Second, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1859)
"This is the Fourth grand Crisis of Europe—crisis or travail throe of Nature, bringing forth, and unable to do it, Baby Carlos's appanage and the Pragmatic ..."

3. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1915)
"The right to an appanage existed only for those who were excluded from the ... The appanage was sometimes assigned to the dynasty, sometimes to the ..."

4. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir ...by John Erskine, James Ivory by John Erskine, James Ivory (1828)
"PRINCIPALITY or appanage of the Prince of Scotland, 82, 12. The vassals may elect or be elected to Parliament, ib. Whether the principality lands included ..."

5. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"... fun, and dramatic animation—A philosophical library in itself— Amusing appanage of his own book—Oily and voluble sanctimoniousness—Self - worship of the ..."

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