Etymology
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appropriation (n.)

late 14c., "the taking of (something) as private property," from Late Latin appropriationem (nominative appropriatio) "a making one's own," noun of action from past-participle stem of appropriare "to make one's own," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + propriare "take as one's own," from proprius "one's own" (see proper). Meaning "act of setting aside for some purpose" (especially of money) is attested by 1727.

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Definitions of appropriation

appropriation (n.)
money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose;
appropriation (n.)
incorporation by joining or uniting;
Synonyms: annexation
appropriation (n.)
a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner;
a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest
the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit
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