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impropriate

transitive verb im·pro·pri·ate \ə̇mˈprōprēˌāt\

Definition of impropriate

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  appropriate

  2. 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

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Origin and Etymology of impropriate

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


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impropriate

adjective im·pro·pri·ate \-ə̇t\

Definition of impropriate

  1. :  impropriated :  lay as distinguished from clerical

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Origin and Etymology of impropriate

New Latin or Medieval Latin impropriatus


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