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appendant

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adjective ap·pen·dant \ə-ˈpen-dənt\

Definition of appendant

  1. 1 :  belonging as a right by prescription —used of annexed land in English law

  2. 2 :  associated as an attendant circumstance

  3. 3 [append] :  attached as an appendage <a seal appendant to a document>

appendant noun


Origin of appendant

Middle English, from Anglo-French apendaunt, present participle of apendre to belong, be subject, from Medieval Latin appendēre to be attached, belong to, from Latin, to be pending, from ad- + pendēre to hang (vi.)


First Known Use: 15th century


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