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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Dennis said the money from the Department's unappropriated reserve fund was originally budgeted for employee pay and then returned to the reserve when jobs were open and remained unfilled. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, 7 Dec. 2021 Fouts also was ordered to stop any further disbursement of unappropriated funds. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 16 May 2022 LeDuc also ordered Fouts to stop any further disbursement of unappropriated funds. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 22 Apr. 2022 The size of the tax relief offered by Senate Republicans in SB 194 and House Republicans in House Bill 8 will ultimately depend on how much is left unappropriated in the final version of HB 1, as the state constitution mandates a balanced budget. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 10 Mar. 2022 Madison suggested the Quorum Court should instead take the money from unappropriated county reserves or set aside an amount to cover the remaining expenditures in the event the federal government disallows the use of the funds. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, 9 Mar. 2022 That ordinance would have the county appropriate about $227,642 from unappropriated reserves in the Road Fund to pay for the raises in 2022. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, 8 Dec. 2021 With a slow economic recovery expected, Hill proposed setting aside $20 million in unappropriated funds that would be used on a case-by-case basis for schools, businesses and others in the county of 1.1 million residents. Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2021 See More

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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 29 Nov. 2022.

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