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    appropriation

    appropriation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word appropriation

    Definition
    (noun) money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose Definition
    (noun) incorporation by joining or uniting
    Synonyms : annexation
    Definition
    (noun) a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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