Adjective "appendant" definition and examples

(Appendant may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈpɛnd(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Attached or added, especially in a subordinate capacity.
  1. 'When undertaking something like this, without the benefits of companionship and its appendant pleasures - bragging, ribbing and storytelling - it can be difficult to isolate individual holes, key moments, incredible shots.'

noun

A subordinate person or thing.
  1. 'In architecture, indeed, the principles of composition regulate alike the structure of the principal building, of its several adjuncts, as also its relative component portions, and the ornaments and appendants which contribute to its completion.'
  2. 'The following appendants are not manufactured by our factories.'

More definitions

1. attached or suspended; annexed.

2. associated as an accompaniment or consequence: the salary appendant to a position.

3. Law. pertaining to a legal appendant. noun

4. a person or thing attached or added.

5. Law. any subordinate possession or right historically annexed to or dependent on a greater one and automatically passing with it, as by sale or inheritance.

More examples(as adjective)

"advowsons can be appendant."

Origin

Late Middle English (in legal contexts): from Old French apendant, from apendre ‘depend on, belong to’, from Latin appendere (see append).