apanage

noun

a·​pa·​nage

less common spelling 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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“Apanage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apanage. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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