Ap"pa*nage (#), n. [F. apanage, fr. OF. apaner to nourish, support, fr. LL. apanare to furnish with bread, to provision; L. ad + pains bread.]


The portion of land assigned by a sovereign prince for the subsistence of his younger sons.


A dependency; a dependent territory.

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That which belongs to one by custom or right; a natural adjunct or accompaniment.

"Wealth . . . the appanage of wit."



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