appanage definition

  • noun:
    • A source of revenue, eg land, written by a sovereign when it comes to upkeep of a part regarding the ruling family members.
    • some thing extra provided to or reported by a party as due; a perquisite: The leaders of the opposition party agreed to take another government's appanages, and in doing this became an officially paid agency of a foreign power.
    • A rightful or customary accompaniment or adjunct.
    • A grant (especially by a sovereign) of land (or other supply of income) as a birthright
    • A perquisite which proper to at least one's place
    • The percentage of land assigned by a sovereign prince for subsistence of his younger sons.
    • A dependency; a dependent territory.
    • That which belongs to 1 by custom or right; an all natural adjunct or accompaniment.
    • Originally, into the feudal legislation of France, what was approved towards the sons of sovereign with regards to their assistance, as lands and benefits, and which reverted towards crown regarding the failure of male heirs.
    • Whatever belongs or drops to 1 from a single's position or section in life.
    • an all-natural or essential accompaniment; an endowment or feature.
    • A dependent area; a detached an element of the dominions of a crown or federal government: as, India happens to be just an appanage of good Britain.
    • additionally written apanage, and sometimes appenage.
    • a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to keep up a dependent member of a ruling household
    • any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate towards station in life

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