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- 1. appanage, apanage, fringe benefit, perquisite, perk
- usage: 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"
- 2. appanage, apanage, grant, assignment
- usage: 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"
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