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
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