Verb apanage Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(transitive) To confer an apanage upon.

More definition:

1.appanage. 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.

1. a variant spelling of appanage appanage /ˈæpənɪdʒ/ noun
1. land or other provision granted by a king for the support of a member of the royal family, esp a younger son

2. a natural or customary accompaniment or perquisite, as to a job or position Word OriginC17, from Old French, from Medieval Latin appānāgium, from appānāre to provide for, from Latin pānis breadCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
see appanage.
c.1600, from French apanage (13c.), from apaner "to endow with means of subsistence," from Medieval Latin appanare "equip with bread," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + panis "bread" (see food). Originally, provisions made for younger children of royalty. The double -p- restored in French 15c.-16c., in English 17c.


(1577-1626), but in 1622 Hesse-Homburg was cut off to form an apanage for George's youngest son, Frederick (d.

APPANAGE, or Apanage (a French word from the late Lat.

As Gaston left only daughters, the viscounty passed at his death to the family of Foix, from whom it was transmitted through the houses of Grailly and Albret to the Bourbons, and they, in the person of Henry IV., king of Navarre, made it an apanage of the crown of France.

Brazil, believed to be inferior to the Spanish possessions in mines, was consequently abandoned in comparative neglect for the period intervening between 1578 and 1640, during which it continued an apanage of Spain.

In England the political schemings of Parsons were no small factors in the odium which fell on the Society at large; and his determination to capture the English Catholics as an apanage of the Society, to the exclusion of all else, was an object lesson to the rest of Europe of a restless ambition and lust of domination which were to find many imitators.

The other claimant, however, Otto William, count of upper Burgundy, or Franche Comte, offered so stubborn a resistance that it was not until 1015 that the king secured the duchy, which he gave as an apanage to his son Henry.

The whole of Oudh was restored to the Nawab, and Shah Alam received as an imperial apanage the province of Allahabad and Kora in the lower Doab, with a British garrison in the fort of Allahabad.

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