Definition of Misappropriation

1. Noun. The fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else.

Exact synonyms: Defalcation, Embezzlement, Misapplication, Peculation
Specialized synonyms: Raid, Plunderage
Generic synonyms: Larceny, Stealing, Theft, Thievery, Thieving
Derivative terms: Defalcate, Embezzle, Misappropriate, Peculate



2. Noun. Wrongful borrowing. "His explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory"
Generic synonyms: Adoption, Borrowing

Definition of Misappropriation

1. n. Wrong appropriation; wrongful use.

Definition of Misappropriation

1. Noun. The wrongful, fraudulent or corrupt use of other's funds in one's care. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misappropriation

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Literary usage of Misappropriation

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1. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"In other words, the act of misappropriation does not make such special fund warrants general-fund warrants of the city. Hence, the remedy of the holder of ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law and Proceedings in Bankruptcy by Frank Olds Loveland (1899)
"Debts created by misappropriation. It will be observed that clause 4 of section 17 is substantially a reenactment of the provision ..."

3. History of Modern English Law by Roland Knyvet Wilson (1875)
"If a case of misappropriation was neither larceny nor any offence punishable ... Wrongs affecting Property otherwise than by misappropriation,—All injuries ..."

4. A Treatise on the Criminal Law as Now Administered in the United States by Emlin McClain (1897)
"misappropriation by bailee.— The fundamental proposition that there can be no larceny by one who has already a rightful possession before conceiving a ..."

5. A Treatise on Guaranty Insurance and Compensated Suretyship: Including by Thomas Gold Frost (1909)
"Liability arising from misappropriation of Funds. — misappropriation is the wilful and wrongful use of money, property or effects, entrusted to the party ..."

6. A Digest of the Criminal Law (crimes and Punishments) by James Fitzjames Stephen (1887)
"misappropriation UNDER POWER OF ATTORNEY. 1 Every one commits a misdemeanor who, being intrusted with any power of attorney for the sale or transfer of any ..."

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