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appropriation

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noun ap·pro·pri·a·tion \ə-ˌprō-prē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of appropriation

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of appropriating

  2. 2 :  something that has been appropriated; specifically :  money set aside by formal action for a specific use

appropriative

play \-ˈprō-prē-ˌā-tiv\ adjective


Examples of appropriation in a sentence

  1. the appropriation of funds to repair the bridge

  2. The economy has been weakened by the appropriation of the country's resources by corrupt officials.



14th Century

First Known Use of appropriation

14th century


APPROPRIATION Defined for Kids

appropriation

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noun ap·pro·pri·a·tion \ə-ˌprō-prē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of appropriation for Students

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of taking especially illegally or unfairly

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of setting apart for a special purpose

  3. 3 :  a sum of money set apart for a special purpose





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