un·​ap·​pro·​pri·​at·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈprō-prē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce unappropriated (audio) \

Definition of unappropriated

: 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 In 2016, a federal court ruled that the Administration had circumvented the appropriations process, and was unlawfully using unappropriated money to fund reimbursements due to insurers. James Freeman, WSJ, "Now Cut Off Congress," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of unappropriated

1756, in the meaning defined above

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“Unappropriated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappropriated. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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