Definitions for "Appanage"
The portion of land assigned by a sovereign prince for the subsistence of his younger sons.
A dependency; a dependent territory.
A large land grant by a ruler to a member of his family. Usually not hereditary. Holder usually had rights of internal administration and local tax revenue but owed military service to his superior and was allowed no independence in foreign affairs. (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 621) Related terms: Apange
That which belongs to one by custom or right; a natural adjunct or accompaniment.
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"