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
References in classic literature ?
They were disputing about the misappropriation of certain sums and the laying of certain pipes, and Sergey Ivanovitch was very cutting to two members, and said something at great length with an air of triumph; and another member, scribbling something on a bit of paper, began timidly at first, but afterwards answered him very viciously and delightfully.
For instance, in PepsiCo, the Seventh Circuit said the "question of threatened or inevitable misappropriation lies at the heart of a basic tension in trade secret law," and that this tension is "particularly exacerbated when a plaintiff sues to prevent not the actual misappropriation of trade secrets but the mere threat it will occur.
On April 27, 2016, the House of Representatives approved the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which provides companies with a federal remedy and federal court jurisdiction for misappropriation of their trade secrets.
Supervising mechanic Steve Hartwell, 53, was charged with five counts of misappropriation of public funds.
To decide whether insider trading has taken place, the courts and the SEC apply three sets of rules: traditional, misappropriation and tender-offer rules (see "Insider Trading Risk in Practice" page 50).
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The Anti-Corruption department on Wednesday said investigation was initiated on the direction of Director General, Anti-Corruption Punjab, and after receiving information regarding misappropriation of funds in purchase of sugar mills.
The hiring company faces the potential risk that it will be accused of participating in the misappropriation of trade secrets or confidential information, even if the candidate does not have a restrictive covenant or if one can't be identified by the candidate.
PESHAWAR -- Government Primary School Faiz Ullah Koroona Shorkot Dera Ismail Khan, Chairman PTC has been arrested by Anti-Corruption Department for misappropriation of funds allocated for missing facilities in the school.
CONVICTED: An accountability court on Wednesday handed down three-year rigorous jail term to a government employee for funds misappropriation.
The court found Ignatius Katasi Maina, Charles Maina Wafula and Thaddeus Wekesa Makokha guilty of forgery, fraudulent acquisition and misappropriation of public funds, crimes committed 11 years ago.
PESHAWAR -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has approved inquiries against officers of the FATA Secretariat, Malakand finance department and Peshawar Cantonment Board for their alleged misappropriation of funds reserved for a polio programme and other corrupt practices.