HyperDic: misappropriation

English > 2 senses of the word misappropriation:
NOUNactmisappropriation, embezzlement, peculation, defalcation, misapplicationthe fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
actmisappropriationwrongful / wrongful borrowing
misappropriation > pronunciation
Soundsmih.sahprow.priyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > misappropriation: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else.
Synonymsembezzlement, peculation, defalcation, misapplication
NarrowerplunderageThe act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
raidAn attempt by speculators to defraud investors
Broaderlarceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealingThe act of taking something from someone unlawfully
Spanishapropiación indebida, apropiación, desfalco, malversación, peculado
Catalandesfalcament, desfalc, malversació
Verbsmisappropriateappropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
English > misappropriation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningwrongful / wrongful borrowing.
Example"his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory"
Broaderborrowing, adoptionThe appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source / source
Spanishapropiación indebida

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