impropriate(redirected from impropriates)
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Related to impropriates: improprieties
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to transfer (property, rights, etc) from the Church into lay hands
(Ecclesiastical Terms) transferred in this way
[C16: from Medieval Latin impropriāre to make one's own, from Latin im- in-2 + propriāre to appropriate]
Past participle: impropriated