Appropriation

Definition of Appropriation

Ap`pro`pri`a´tion
n.1.The act of setting apart or assigning to a particular use or person, or of taking to one's self, in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose, as of a piece of ground for a park, or of money to carry out some object.
2.Anything, especially money, thus set apart.
The Commons watched carefully over the appropriation.
- Macaulay.
3.(Law) The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone.

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