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apanage

[ap-uh-nij] /ˈæp ə nɪdʒ/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for apanage

apanage

/ˈæpənɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of appanage

appanage

/ˈæpənɪdʒ/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin appānāgium, from appānāre to provide for, from Latin pānis bread
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Word Origin and History for apanage
n.

see appanage.

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