The part of land assigned by a sovereign prince the subsistence of their more youthful sons
- any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life
- a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative human body) of sources to keep a dependent person in a ruling family
- The portion of land assigned by a sovereign prince for the subsistence of his young sons.
- A dependency; a dependent area.
- what belongs to at least one by custom or right; an all-natural adjunct or accompaniment.
c.1600, from French apanage (13c.), from apaner "to endow with way of subsistence," from Medieval Latin appanare "equip with loaves of bread," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + panis "bread" (see meals). Originally, provisions made for younger kids of royalty. The dual -p- restored in French 15c.-16c., in English 17c.
(letter.) The part of land assigned by a sovereign prince for the subsistence of his young sons.
- (letter.) A dependency; a dependent territory.
- (n.) That which belongs to at least one by custom or right; a natural adjunct or accompaniment.
Formerly an appanage of the earldom of Ross, Gairloch has belonged to the Mackenzies since the end of the 15th century.