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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 ?
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.
It has been said that the provision which limits the appropriation of money for the support of an army to the period of two years would be unavailing, because the Executive, when once possessed of a force large enough to awe the people into submission, would find resources in that very force sufficient to enable him to dispense with supplies from the acts of the legislature.
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.
Here, as so often elsewhere in the "Odyssey," the appropriation of an Iliadic line which is not quite appropriate puzzles the reader.
The islanders looked upon the people who made this cavalier appropriation of their shores with mingled feelings of fear and detestation.
It gave one a glimpse of amazing egoism in a sentiment to which one could hardly give a name, a mysterious appropriation of one human being by another as if in defiance of unexpressed things and for an unheard-of satisfaction of an inconceivable pride.
He had been surprised at any rate - of this he WAS aware - into something unprecedented since his original appropriation of the place; he had closed his eyes, held them tight, for a long minute, as with that instinct of dismay and that terror of vision.
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer term than two Years;
Well, then, the fact of the appropriation of the thirteen millions, if it can be proved - "

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