un·​ap·​pro·​pri·​at·​ed ˌən-ə-ˈprō-prē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce unappropriated (audio)
: not set apart for or assigned to a particular purpose : not appropriated
unappropriated cash reserves
unappropriated land

Examples of unappropriated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The focus of the annual spring budget workshop sessions tends to be on any extra cash — unappropriated new revenue or money left over from prior years. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2024 The recorder’s perpetuation fund was created in 2014 because recorders across the state couldn’t get funding approved for their projects, Harris said after the meeting, adding the fund holds unappropriated money that the office can use for equipment and other needs. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, 19 May 2021 The money was unappropriated early this year when Commissioner Laura Blaney, D-South, failed in her attempt to get the project started and her motion died for lack of a second. Shelley Jones, Chicago Tribune, 29 June 2023 The committee also recommended an additional $10 million for police hiring and overtime go into the city’s unappropriated balance. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2023 If the council put Bass's request into the unappropriated balance account, the mayor would have to return to members to get funding for programs. Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner, 6 May 2023 Another $75,000 of cash-on-deposit and unappropriated fund equity will get put into the cumulative capital fund, Griffin said, and $713,303 of unappropriated funding will go into the general fund as well. Michelle L. Quinn, chicagotribune.com, 15 Apr. 2021 Roughly $1 billion of that American Relief Plan money remains unappropriated, and Youngkin’s team proposes using much of that to pay for improving staffing at the state’s mental health facilities, investing in site readiness and other economic development efforts and workforce training. Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2021 West Virginia ended fiscal 2022 with a $1.3 billion budget surplus, and some $600 million remains unappropriated. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unappropriated was in 1756

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“Unappropriated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappropriated. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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