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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday



noun \ˈa-pə-nij\

Definition of APPANAGE


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


:  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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1 comment:

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

This word flows trippingly off the tongue, doesn't it? I love learning new words. http://flossiebentonrogers.com