noun money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
noun incorporation by joining or uniting
noun a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit
a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest
L. appropriatio: cf. F. appropriation.
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.
Anything, especially money, thus set apart.
The Commons watched carefully over the appropriation.
(Law)(a)The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone.(b)The application of payment of money by a debtor to his creditor, to one of several debts which are due from the former to the latter.Chitty.