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misappropriation (n.)

"application to a wrong use," 1746; from mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + appropriation.

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Definitions of misappropriation from WordNet

misappropriation (n.)
the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else;
misappropriation (n.)
wrongful borrowing;
his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory
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