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1. The act of appropriating.
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.
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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
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ap•pro•pri•a•tion(əˌproʊ priˈeɪ ʃən)
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]
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|Noun||1.||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 - 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 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
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1. setting aside, assignment, allocation, earmarking, allotment, apportionment The government raised defence appropriations by 12 per cent.
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2. (= allocation) → asignación f
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(= removal) [profit, land] → appropriation f
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appropriation[əprəʊprɪˈeɪʃ/ən] n (taking for oneself) → appropriazione f; (allocation) → stanziamento
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