apanage

Definitions of apanage
  1. noun
    a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family
    synonyms: appanage
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    type of:
    assignment, grant
    (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
  2. noun
    any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life
    synonyms: appanage
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    type of:
    fringe benefit, perk, perquisite
    an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)
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