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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, boodle [informal], brass [Brit, informal], bread [informal], cabbage [US, informal], clams [US, informal], coin [US, informal], dibs [archaic, informal], dinero [N. Amer, informal], dosh [Brit, informal], dough [informal], gelt [informal], getting, incorporation, kale [US, informal], lettuce [US, informal], lolly [Brit, informal], loot [informal], lucre [informal], mazuma [US, informal], money, moola [N. Amer, informal], moolah [N. Amer, informal], pelf [archaic, informal], scratch [informal], shekels [informal], simoleons [US, informal], sugar [informal], wampum [N. Amer, informal], wonga [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Appropriation