Definition of Appropriation

1. Noun. Money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose.

Category relationships: General Assembly, Law-makers, Legislative Assembly, Legislative Body, Legislature
Specialized synonyms: Pork, Pork Barrel
Generic synonyms: Money



2. Noun. Incorporation by joining or uniting.
Exact synonyms: Annexation
Generic synonyms: Incorporation
Derivative terms: Annexational

3. Noun. A deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner. "A person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"

Definition of Appropriation

1. n. The act of setting apart or assigning to a particular use or person, or of taking to one's self, in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose, as of a piece of ground for a park, or of money to carry out some object.

Definition of Appropriation

1. Noun. An act or instance of appropriating ¹

2. Noun. That which is appropriated ¹

3. Noun. public funds set aside for a specific purpose ¹

4. Noun. (arts) the use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work ¹

5. Noun. (sociology) the assimilation of concepts into a governing framework ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appropriation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appropriation

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appropinquity
approportionate
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appropriament
appropriaments
appropriate
appropriated
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appropriateness
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appropriatin'
appropriating
appropriation (current term)
appropriation bill
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appropriativeness
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approprinquated
approprinquates
approprinquating
approvable
approvableness
approvably
approval

Literary usage of Appropriation

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"THE Agricultural appropriation Bill was presented to the House of Representatives on January 13th, by Mr. Wadsworth, Chairman of the Committee on ..."

2. Financial History of the United States by Davis Rich Dewey (1902)
"Congress has frequently attempted to attach general legislation to an appropriation bill by riders or ingenious qualifications and restrictions which are ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"The appropriation Act for the year ending June 30, 1880, was the same as that ... Each of the appropriation Acts for subsequent years, covering the period ..."

4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1882)
"... the Senate voting to appropriate $100000, and the House ยง150000 ; the Post-office appropriation Bill passed the House February 25, and the Senate March ..."

5. Review of Reviews by Albert Shaw (1897)
"The House of Representatives only in session ; the pension appropriation bill, carrying the same amount as when reported from committee, ..."

6. The Mediaeval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in by Henry Osborn Taylor (1919)
"OF all examples of mediaeval intellectual growth through the appropriation of the antique, none is more completely illuminating than the mediaeval use of ..."

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