misappropriation


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mis·ap·pro·pri·ate

 (mĭs′ə-prō′prē-āt′)
tr.v. mis·ap·pro·pri·at·ed, mis·ap·pro·pri·at·ing, mis·ap·pro·pri·ates
1. To appropriate wrongly: misappropriating the theories of social science.
2. To appropriate dishonestly for one's own use; embezzle.

mis′ap·pro′pri·a′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misappropriation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone elsemisappropriation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
raid - an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
plunderage - the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
2.misappropriation - wrongful borrowing; "his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory"
borrowing, adoption - the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

misappropriation

noun embezzlement, stealing, theft, swindling, expropriation, defalcation (Law) He was accused of misappropriation of bank funds.

misappropriation

noun
Wrong, often corrupt use:
Translations

misappropriation

[ˌmɪsəprəʊprɪˈeiʃən] Nmalversación f, desfalco m

misappropriation

[ˌmɪsəprəʊpriˈeɪʃən] n [money] → détournement m

misappropriation

nEntwendung f; (of money)Veruntreuung f

misappropriation

[ˈmɪsəˌprəʊprɪˈeɪʃn] nappropriazione f indebita
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