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Noun: appropriation  u,prow-pree'ey-shun
  1. (legislature) money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
     
  2. Incorporation by joining or uniting
    - annexation
     
  3. A deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
    "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"

Derived forms: appropriations

Type of: acquiring, getting, incorporation, money

Encyclopedia: Appropriation