- a variant spelling of appanage
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- Businessland 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;
- Medieval Latin appānāre; ap- ap-1 + -pānāre, verb, verbal derivative of Latin pānis bread; compare Old Provencal apanar to nourish) + -age -age
- Middle French, Old French apanage, apeinaige, equivalent. to apan(er) to endow (a younger son or daughter) with a maintenance (
- 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