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appropriation

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Definition of APPROPRIATION

1
a sum of money allotted for a specific use by official or formal action <the National Park Service received an increased appropriation for wildlife management>
2
the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under a guise of authority <the insurgents' appropriation of the house for their headquarters>

February 27, 2015
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