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apanage (plural apanages)
- A grant (especially by a sovereign) of land (or other source of revenue) as a birthright.
- 1942: they suspected that Peter II was only waiting till he had saved enough of his apanage to run away to some more civilized country. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 1046)
- A perquisite that is appropriate to one's position.
Grant as a birthright
Inflection of apanage