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Meaning & Definition of Appropriation in English

English

Appropriation

/əproʊprieʃən/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • appropriation

2. Incorporation by joining or uniting

    synonym:
  • annexation
  • ,
  • appropriation

3. A deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner

  • "The necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"
  • "A person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"
    synonym:
  • appropriation