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English noun: apanage

1. apanage (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.


Synonymsappanage


Broader (hypernym)fringe benefit, perk, perquisite

2. apanage (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.


Synonymsappanage


Broader (hypernym)assignment, grant









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