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appanage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appanage  \Ap"pa*nage\,  n.  [F.  apanage,  fr  OF  apaner  to 
  nourish,  support,  fr  LL  apanare  to  furnish  with  bread,  to 
  provision;  L.  ad  +  pains  bread.] 
  1.  The  portion  of  land  assigned  by  a  sovereign  prince  for  the 
  subsistence  of  his  younger  sons. 
 
  2.  A  dependency;  a  dependent  territory. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appanage 
  n  1:  any  customary  and  rightful  perquisite  appropriate  to  your 
  station  in  life  [syn:  {apanage}] 
  2:  a  grant  (by  a  sovereign  or  a  legislative  body)  of  resources 
  to  maintain  a  dependent  member  of  a  ruling  family  [syn:  {apanage}] 




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