Examples of appropriation in a Sentence
the appropriation of funds to repair the bridge
The economy has been weakened by the appropriation of the country's resources by corrupt officials.
Recent Examples of appropriation from the Web
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Terrebonne Parish residents have repeatedly approved local tax increases to allow the local levee district to begin construction of the project, hoping that the investment will be repaid by Congress approving future appropriations.
The downgrades, which also dropped some debt backed by legislative appropriations into junk, came a day after Illinois’s legislature blew the deadline for approving a compromise budget by a simple majority.
Most notably, an Anglo-run Portland burrito pop-up, quickly closed after charges of cultural appropriation and even recipe theft.
Parents are petitioning the town council to move $625,000 from the school capital appropriations to pay for special education outplacements and the opening of the two high school STEM academies.
The budget request also eliminates the separate emergency refugee and migration funds that Congress allocated $50 million to in the 2017 appropriations bill.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS: More than 500 bills that would have a fiscal impact on California are up for a hearing in Assembly Appropriations.
Steve Bramucci, a writer and editor at Uproxx, convened a round-table discussion about cultural appropriation for a handful of food writers.
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APPROPRIATION Defined for Kids
Definition of appropriation for Students
1 : an act or instance of taking especially illegally or unfairly
2 : the act or an instance of setting apart for a special purpose
3 : a sum of money set apart for a special purpose
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