from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of appanage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A grant (especially by a sovereign) of land (or other source of revenue) as a birthright.
- n. A perquisite that is appropriate to one's position.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as appanage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See appanage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family
- n. any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life
From French apanage, from Latin *appanare, adpanare ("to give bread"). (Wiktionary)