WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ap•a•nage  (apə nij),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Businessappanage.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ap•pa•nage  (apə nij),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Businessland or some other source of revenue assigned for the maintenance of a member of the family of a ruling house.
  2. whatever belongs rightfully or appropriately to one's rank or station in life.
  3. a natural or necessary accompaniment;
    adjunct.
Also,  apanage. 
  • 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 (
  • 1595–1605


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

apanage /ˈæpənɪdʒ/ n
  1. a variant spelling of appanage



appanage, 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
Etymology: 17th Century: from Old French, from Medieval Latin appānāgium, from appānāre to provide for, from Latin pānis bread



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