Meaning of appanage

ap•pa•nage

Pronunciation: (ap'u-nij), [key]
— n.
  1. land or some other source of revenue assigned for the maintenance of a member of the family of a ruling house.
  2. whatever belongs rightfully or appropriately to one's rank or station in life.
  3. a natural or necessary accompaniment; adjunct.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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