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land or some other source of revenue assigned for the maintenance of a member of the family of a ruling house.
whatever belongs rightfully or appropriately to one’s rank or station in life.
a natural or necessary accompaniment; adjunct.
Historical Examples

It was enough for him that an appanage of Royalty had said that some day, perhaps, he would give him his gold cap.
Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children Julian Hawthorne

And needless to say Leopold can’t get along on his salary and appanage.
Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess Henry W. Fischer

The children of Ysiaslaf had provinces assigned them in appanage.
The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott

He would then marry the daughter of one of them, and annex Scotland as her appanage.
A Forgotten Hero Emily Sarah Holt

Aumale itself was conferred by Philip Augustus as an appanage on his son Philip.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various

But the superior income which is the appanage of superior status is not rent of ability.
Expository Writing Mervin James Curl

More akin to the tics is stereotypy of written language, so common an appanage of mental disease.
Tics and Their Treatment Henry Meigne

It was, he considered, the garment and appanage of every sentient being.
The Philosophy of Disenchantment Edgar Saltus

Azerbaijan is an appanage of the Vali Ahd (the Persian heir-apparent).
The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram

An appanage of the Crown, they had been called so from the days of William the Conqueror.
The Pagan’s Cup Fergus Hume

land or other provision granted by a king for the support of a member of the royal family, esp a younger son
a natural or customary accompaniment or perquisite, as to a job or position

c.1600, from French apanage (13c.), from apaner “to endow with means of subsistence,” from Medieval Latin appanare “equip with bread,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + panis “bread” (see food). Originally, provisions made for younger children of royalty. The double -p- restored in French 15c.-16c., in English 17c.


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