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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

APPANAGE

ap·pa·nage

noun \ˈa-pə-nij\

Definition of APPANAGE

1

a :  a grant (as of land or revenue) made by a sovereign or a legislative body to a dependent member of the royal family or a principal vassal

b :  a property or privilege appropriated to or by a person as something due

2

:  a rightful endowment or adjunct

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Variants of APPANAGE

ap·pa·nage also a·pa·nage

Examples of APPANAGE

1. use< of the grounds was just one appanage he bestowed upon the caretakers of his estate>

2. <wealthy people who believe that political power is their natural appanage>

Origin of APPANAGE

French apanage, from Old French, from apaner to provide for a younger offspring, from Medieval Latin appanare, from Latin ad- + panis bread — more at food

First Known Use: 1602

 

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