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appropriation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appropriation  \Ap*pro`pri*a"tion\,  n.  [L.  appropriatio:  cf  F. 
  appropriation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  setting  apart  or  assigning  to  a  particular  use 
  or  person,  or  of  taking  to  one's  self  in  exclusion  of  all 
  others  application  to  a  special  use  or  purpose,  as  of  a 
  piece  of  ground  for  a  park,  or  of  money  to  carry  out  some 
  object. 
 
  2.  Anything  especially  money,  thus  set  apart. 
 
  The  Commons  watched  carefully  over  the 
  appropriation.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  (Law) 
  a  The  severing  or  sequestering  of  a  benefice  to  the 
  perpetual  use  of  a  spiritual  corporation.  Blackstone. 
  b  The  application  of  payment  of  money  by  a  debtor  to  his 
  creditor,  to  one  of  several  debts  which  are  due  from 
  the  former  to  the  latter.  --Chitty. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appropriation 
  n  1:  money  set  aside  (as  by  a  legislature)  for  a  specific  purpose 
  2:  incorporation  by  annexation  [syn:  {annexation}] 
  3:  a  deliberate  act  of  acquisition 




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