apanage

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From French apanage, from Latin *appanare, adpanare (to give bread), from pānis (bread).

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apanage (plural apanages)

  1. 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)
  2. A perquisite that is appropriate to one's position.

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Etymology[edit]

From French apanage.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /apanaːsjə/, [apʰaˈnæːɕə]

Noun[edit]

apanage c (singular definite apanagen, plural indefinite apanager)

  1. apanage, appanage

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