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Definition of APPROPRIATION

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Appropriation \Ap*pro`pri*a"tion\, n. [L. appropriatio: cf. F. appropriation.]
     1. The act of setting apart or assigning to a particular use or person, or of taking to one's self, in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose, as of a piece of ground for a park, or of money to carry out some object. [1913 Webster]

     2. Anything, especially money, thus set apart. [1913 Webster]

              The Commons watched carefully over the appropriation.                        --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Law)
        (a) The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone. (b) The application of payment of money by a debtor to his creditor, to one of several debts which are due from the former to the latter. --Chitty. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "appropriation": abstraction, adoption, allocation, allotment, annexation, appointment, arrogation, assignment, assumption, autoplagiarism, boosting, borrowed plumes, borrowing, colonization, conquest, conversion, conveyance, copying, cribbing, derivation, deriving, earmarking, embezzlement, encroachment, enslavement, filching, fraud, graft, imitation, indent, infringement, infringement of copyright, invasion, liberation, lifting, literary piracy, mocking, occupation, pasticcio, pastiche, pilferage, pilfering, pinching, piracy, pirating, plagiarism, plagiarizing, plagiary, playing God, poaching, preemption, preoccupation, prepossession, requisition, scrounging, seizure, setting aside, shoplifting, simulation, snatching, sneak thievery, snitching, stealage, stealing, subjugation, swindle, swiping, tagging, takeover, taking, taking over, theft, thievery, thieving, trespass, trespassing, usurpation


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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