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appropriation

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1 a sum of money allotted for a specific use by official or formal action
  • the National Park Service received an increased appropriation for wildlife management

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2 the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under a guise of authority
  • the insurgents' appropriation of the house for their headquarters

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The first known use of appropriation was in the 14th century

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“Appropriation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/appropriation. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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