Definition of Misappropriate

1. Verb. Appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use. "They misappropriate the money "; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"

Exact synonyms: Defalcate, Embezzle, Malversate, Peculate
Specialized synonyms: Fiddle
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Defalcation, Defalcator, Embezzlement, Embezzler, Malversation, Misappropriation, Peculation, Peculator



Definition of Misappropriate

1. v. t. To appropriate wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose.

Definition of Misappropriate

1. Verb. To use something wrongly, or illegally ¹

2. Verb. To embezzle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misappropriate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Literary usage of Misappropriate

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"1. misappropriate, misapply, convert, peculate (chiefly spec.). "Embezzling" is accomplished by ... misappropriate, defalcate, peculate (chiefly ¬ępec.). 2. ..."

2. A Digest of the Criminal Law (crimes and Punishments) by James Fitzjames Stephen (1887)
"misappropriate " DEFINED. 2 In this chapter the word " misappropriate " means converting any of the things in respect of which the offences defined in it ..."

3. A Selection of Leading Cases in Equity: With Notes by Frederick Thomas White, Owen Davies Tudor, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace (1877)
"But it has been held that where trustees authorize agents to receive trust money, who misappropriate it, so that it is lost, ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1888)
"Under the United States statute, the officers, servants, and agents of national banks will be guilty of embezzlement, if they misappropriate or misapply the ..."

5. A Digest of the Criminal Law (crimes and Punishments) by the Late James by James Fitzjames Stephen, Herbert Stephen (1894)
"misappropriate" DEFINED. 8 In this chapter the word " misappropriate " means converting any of the things in respect of which the offences defined in it are ..."

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