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See also: apanagé
apanage (plural apanages)
- 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 1, page 1:
- Well, prince, Genoa and Lucca are now nothing more than the apanages, than the private property of the Bonaparte family.
- 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
- (transitive) To confer an apanage upon.
Declension of apanage
apanage m (plural apanages)