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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.


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.


Broader (hypernym)assignment, grant

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