appendant

adjective
ap·​pen·​dant | \ ə-ˈpen-dənt How to pronounce appendant (audio) \

Definition of appendant

1 : belonging as a right by prescription used of annexed land in English law
2 : associated as an attendant circumstance
3 [ append ] : attached as an appendage a seal appendant to a document

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appendant noun

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What is the relationship between the Masons and its appendant organizations — the Rainbow Girls and Order of the Eastern Star? Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Masonic Lodge leader shares his love of Katy community," 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of appendant

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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 (intransitive verb)

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