ETYM French apanage, from Old Fren. apaner to nourish, support, from Late Lat. apanare to furnish with bread, to provision; Latin ad + pains bread.
1. A grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family; SYN. apanage.
2. Any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to one's station in life; SYN. apanage.