impropriate

transitive verb
im·pro·pri·ate | \ə̇mˈprōprēˌāt\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of impropriate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 obsolete : appropriate

2a : to take over (a benefice or ecclesiastical property) and make one's own the town which had impropriated the revenues of the church— T. D. Atkinson

b : to transfer (monastic property) to lay control or ownership distinguished from appropriate

impropriate

adjective
im·pro·pri·ate | \-ə̇t\

Definition of impropriate (Entry 2 of 2)

: impropriated : lay as distinguished from clerical

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History and Etymology for impropriate

Transitive verb

Medieval Latin or New Latin impropriatus, past participle of impropriare, from Latin in- in- entry 2 + propriare to appropriate

Adjective

New Latin or Medieval Latin impropriatus

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