What does appanage mean?
The definition of appanage
Ap”pa*nage, n.
Etym: [F. apanage, fr. OF. apaner to nourish, support, fr. LL. apanare to furnish with bread, to provision; L. ad + pains bread.]

1 The portion of land assigned by a sovereign prince for the subsistence of his younger sons.
2 A dependency; a dependent territory.
3 That which belongs to one by custom or right; a natural adjunct or accompaniment. “Wealth . . . the appanage of wit.” Swift.