HyperDic: appanage

English > 2 senses of the word appanage:
NOUNpossessionappanage, apanageany customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life
possessionappanage, apanagea grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family
English > appanage: 2 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningAny customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life.
Example"for thousands of years the chair was an appanage of state and dignity rather than an article of ordinary use"
Synonymapanage
Broaderfringe benefit, perquisite, perkAn incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)
English > appanage: 2 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningA grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family.
Example"bishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families"
Synonymapanage
Broadergrant, assignment(law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance

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