HyperDic: appropriation

English > 3 senses of the word appropriation:
NOUNpossessionappropriationmoney set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
actappropriation, annexationincorporation by joining or uniting
actappropriationa deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
appropriation > pronunciation
Soundsahprow.priyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > appropriation: 3 senses > noun 1, possession
Meaningmoney set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose.
Categorylegislature, legislative assembly, legislative body, general assembly, law-makerspersons who make or amend or repeal laws
Narrowerpork barrel, porkA legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
BroadermoneyThe most common medium of exchange
Spanishapropiación
English > appropriation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningincorporation by joining or uniting.
Synonymannexation
BroaderincorporationIncluding by incorporating
Spanishanexión, asignación
Catalanannexió
English > appropriation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowerborrowing, adoptionThe appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source / source
preemption, pre-emptionA prior appropriation of something
seizureThe taking possession of something by legal process
sequestration, requisitionseizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits / profits pay the demand for which it was seized
Broaderacquiring, gettingThe act of acquiring something
Spanishapropiación
Catalanapropiació
Adjectivesappropriativeof or relating to or given to the act of taking for yourself

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