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Variant of appanage.
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(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of appanage
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or ap•a•nage(ˈæp ə nɪdʒ)
1. land or some other source of revenue assigned for the maintenance of a member of a royal family.
2. whatever belongs rightfully or appropriately to one's rank or station in life.
3. a natural or necessary accompaniment; adjunct.
[1595–1605; < Middle French, Old French apanage=apan(er) to endow with a maintenance < Medieval Latin appānāre= ap-1 + pānis bread]
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|Noun||1.||apanage - 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.||apanage - 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"|
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