Definition of APANAGE

noun : APANAGE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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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