appropriation


appropriation
appropriation ap‧pro‧pri‧a‧tion [əˌprəʊpriˈeɪʆn ǁ əˌproʊ-] noun [countable, uncountable]
1. the official use of money for a particular purpose, or an amount of money that is used:

• They each receive a state appropriation of $50,000 to cover education costs.

2. the act of taking control of something, especially by a government, perhaps against the wishes of the owners:

• appropriation of oil companies' assets

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appropriation UK US /əˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃən/ noun [C or U]
(also capital appropriation) FINANCE a sum of money to be used for a particular purpose: an appropriation of $1 million/€5000/£20,000, etc. »

Campus leaders are seeking an emergency appropriation of roughly $25 million, mostly for repairs to neglected buildings.

an appropriation for sth »

New appropriations for the military would grow only modestly.

the act of taking something that belongs to someone else: »

The demonstrators called on the government to speed up the appropriation of land from large estate owners and hand it over to the poor.

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The Securities and Futures Authority yesterday expelled a former director of the brokerage for ""dishonest appropriation of client assets"".

Compare MISAPPROPRIATION(Cf. misappropriation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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