apanage

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

apanage (plural apanages)

  1. (historical) A grant (especially by a sovereign) of land (or other source of revenue) as a birthright.
    • 1889, Lyof N[ikolayevich] Tolstoï [i.e., Leo Tolstoy], chapter I, in Nathan Haskell Dole, transl., War and Peace [] In Four Volumes, volume I, New York, N.Y.: Thomas Y[oung] Crowell & Co. [], OCLC 794978313, part first, page 1:
      Well, prince, Genoa and Lucca are now nothing more than the apanages, than the private property of the Bonaparte family.
    • 1942, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Canongate, published 2006, page 1046:
      they suspected that Peter II was only waiting till he had saved enough of his apanage to run away to some more civilized country.
  2. A perquisite that is appropriate to one's position; an accompaniment.
    • 1918 [1915], Thomas Burke, Nights in London[1], New York: Henry Holt and Company:
      For, though I don't very much want books and opera and etchings and wines and liqueurs—still, if I want them I can have them at any moment. And that sense of security is worth more than a thousand of the temperamental ecstasies and agonies that are the appanage of hard-up youth.

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Verb[edit]

apanage (third-person singular simple present apanages, present participle apanaging, simple past and past participle apanaged)

  1. (transitive) To confer an apanage upon.

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Danish[edit]

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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French[edit]

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apanage m (plural apanages)

  1. prerogative, privilege
  2. (historical) apanage

Verb[edit]

apanage

  1. inflection of apanager:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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