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appanage

noun

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  1. 1 something granted as a special favor <use of the grounds was just one appanage he bestowed upon the caretakers of his estate> Synonyms privilege (also apanage), boon, concession, honorRelated Words courtesy; claim, entitlement, right; birthright; perquisite, prerogative; charter, grant, patent; exemption, immunity, waiverNear Antonyms burden, duty, obligation, responsibility

  2. 2 something to which one has a just claim <wealthy people who believe that political power is their natural appanage> Synonyms right (also apanage), birthright, prerogativeRelated Words call, dibs, due, entitlement, perquisite, pretense (or pretence), pretension, privilege



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