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.]

1.

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

2.

A dependency; a dependent territory.

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3.

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

"Wealth . . . the appanage of wit."

Swift.

 

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