appropriation

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appropriation (countable and uncountable, plural appropriations)

  1. An act or instance of appropriating.
  2. That which is appropriated.
  3. Public funds set aside for a specific purpose.
  4. (art) The use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work.
  5. (sociology) The assimilation of concepts into a governing framework.
  6. In church law, the making over of a benefice to an owner who receives the tithes, but is bound to appoint a vicar for the spiritual service of the parish.
  7. (constitutional law) The principle that supplies granted by a legislature are only to be expended in the manner specified by that legislature.

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  • appropriation at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • appropriation in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • appropriation in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin appropriātiō.

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appropriation f (plural appropriations)

  1. appropriation

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