appanage

Definitions of appanage
  1. noun
    a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family
    “bishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families”
    synonyms: apanage
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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
    “for thousands of years the chair was an appanage of state and dignity rather than an article of ordinary use”
    synonyms: apanage
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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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