apanage

apanage

[ap-uh-nij]
noun
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apanage (ˈæpənɪdʒ)
 
n
a variant spelling of appanage

appanage or apanage (ˈæpənɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  land or other provision granted by a king for the support of a member of the royal family, esp a younger son
2.  a natural or customary accompaniment or perquisite, as to a job or position
 
[C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin appānāgium, from appānāre to provide for, from Latin pānis bread]
 
apanage or apanage
 
n
 
[C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin appānāgium, from appānāre to provide for, from Latin pānis bread]

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