Appropriate

Definition of Appropriate

Ap`pro´pri`ate
a.1.Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
In its strict and appropriate meaning.
- Porteus.
Appropriate acts of divine worship.
- Stillingfleet.
It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate to express our ideas.
- Locke.
v. t.1.To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.
[imp. & p. p. Appropriated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Appropriating ( ).]
2.To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; - with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.
3.To make suitable; to suit.
4.(Eng. Eccl. Law) To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property.
n.1.A property; attribute.

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