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ap·pro·pri·a·tion

 (ə-prō′prē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act of appropriating.
2.
a. Something appropriated, especially public funds set aside for a specific purpose.
b. A legislative act authorizing the expenditure of a designated amount of public funds for a specific purpose.

appropriation

(əˌprəʊprɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of setting apart or taking for one's own use
2. (Banking & Finance) a sum of money set apart for a specific purpose, esp by a legislature

ap•pro•pri•a•tion

(əˌproʊ priˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of appropriating.
2. anything appropriated for a special purpose, esp. money authorized to be paid from a public treasury.
[1325–75; Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appropriation - money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature, general assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal laws
pork barrel, pork - a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
2.appropriation - incorporation by joining or unitingappropriation - incorporation by joining or uniting
incorporation - including by incorporating
3.appropriation - 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"
acquiring, getting - the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
borrowing, adoption - the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
preemption, pre-emption - a prior appropriation of something; "the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"
seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
requisition, sequestration - seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized

appropriation

noun
1. setting aside, assignment, allocation, earmarking, allotment, apportionment The government raised defence appropriations by 12 per cent.

appropriation

noun
1. Something, as a gift, granted for a definite purpose:
2. The act of taking something for oneself:
Translations

appropriation

[əˌprəʊprɪˈeɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= confiscation) → apropiación f
illegal appropriationapropiación f indebida
2. (= allocation) → asignación f
3. (= funds assigned) → fondos mpl (US) → crédito m
B. CPD appropriation account Ncuenta f de asignación
appropriation bill N (US) (Pol) → proyecto m de ley de presupuestos
Appropriation Committee N (US) (Pol) → Comisión f de gastos de la Cámara de Representantes
appropriation fund Nfondo m de asignación

appropriation

[əˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃən] n
(= removal) [profit, land] → appropriation f
(US) (= allotting) [funds, funding] → dotation f, affectation f

appropriation

n
(of land, property)Beschlagnahme f, → Beschlagnahmung f; (of sb’s ideas)Aneignung f
(= allocation: of funds) → Zuteilung f, → Zuweisung f; to make an appropriation for somethingMittel für etw zuteilen or zuweisen

appropriation

[əprəʊprɪˈeɪʃn] n (taking for oneself) → appropriazione f; (allocation) → stanziamento
References in classic literature ?
It must be observed that, among other appropriations from his master's stock, Adolph was in the habit of adopting his name and address; and that the style under which he moved, among the colored circles of New Orleans, was that of Mr.
Let us examine whether there be any comparison, in point of efficacy, between the provision alluded to and that which is contained in the new Constitution, for restraining the appropriations of money for military purposes to the period of two years.
Does the American impose on the Congress appropriations for two years?
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws of Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
Sacramento gives us our appropriations and therefore we kowtow to Sacramento, and to the Board of Regents, and to the party press, or to the press of both parties.
service, and for the detention of offenders and appropriations.
As we believe this to be an appropriation of the name that has its origin with ourselves, the time has arrived, perhaps, when the fact should be frankly admitted.
When you consider how much that amount of money would buy, in that age and country, and how usual it was to be scrofulous, when not dead, you would understand that the annual king's-evil appropriation was just the River and Harbor bill of that government for the grip it took on the treasury and the chance it afforded for skinning the surplus.
But take it away, and all appropriation ceases, and a very pretty gallant charade remains, fit for any collection.
The effect of this cool appropriation of Norah's identity to theatrical purposes on the audience -- who only saw results -- asserted itself in a storm of applause on Magdalen's exit.
All the preceding classes that got the upper hand, sought to fortify their already acquired status by subjecting society at large to their conditions of appropriation.