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Noun: apanage  a-pu-nij
  1. Any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life
    "for thousands of years the chair was an apanage of state and dignity rather than an article of ordinary use";
    - appanage
  2. A grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family
    "bishoprics were received as apanages for the younger sons of great families";
    - appanage

Derived forms: apanages

Type of: assignment, fringe benefit, grant, perk, perquisite

Encyclopedia: Apanage