English dictionary

Hint: With the Firefox addon you can search this dictionary from the browsers search field.

English noun: appanage

1. appanage (possession) any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life

SamplesFor thousands of years the chair was an appanage of state and dignity rather than an article of ordinary use.


Broader (hypernym)fringe benefit, perk, perquisite

2. appanage (possession) a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family

SamplesBishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families.


Broader (hypernym)assignment, grant

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk