Definitions of appropriation

  1. money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a deliberate act of acquisition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Anything, especially money, thus set apart. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The application of payment of money by a debtor to his creditor, to one of several debts which are due from the former to the latter. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of setting apart for a special use, or of taking to one self; anything set apart for a special purpose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The act of appropriating: application to a particular purpose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Assignment to a particular use, or to one's self. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. An appropriating or something appropriated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The act of appropriating to one's own use or to some special purpose; the sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The act of setting apart for a particular use or purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for appropriation

  1. " All in favor of the appropriation for the psychologist raise your left hand," the chairman requested. – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
  2. Besides, Anselm saw that the lands would never be restored once an Archbishop confirmed their appropriation by the King's military tenants. – The Rise of the Democracy by Joseph Clayton