misappropriation
I noun abuse, appropriation for a dishonest use, appropriation for a wrongful use, arrogation, breach of trust, conversion, defalcation, defraudation, diversion, embezzlement, fraud, fraudulent conversion, illegal use of property, larceny, malversation, misapplication, misemployment, misusage, misuse, peculation, pilferage, stealing, swindle, theft, thievery, wrongful conversion of property, wrongful use associated concepts: conversion, misappropriation of funds II index abuse (corrupt practice), embezzlement, larceny, misapplication, misusage, misuse, plagiarism, theft

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


misappropriation
The intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one's own use or other unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official, a trustee of a trust, an executor or administrator of a deceased person's estate, or by any person with a responsibility to care for and protect another's assets.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


misappropriation
n. The act of taking improperly, including the use of another's property or work.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

misappropriation
n.
   the intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one's own use or other unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official, a trustee of a trust, an executor or administrator of a dead person's estate or by any person with a responsibility to care for and protect another's assets (a fiduciary duty). It is a felony (a crime punishable by a prison sentence).
   See also: embezzlement, fiduciary, larceny, theft

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • misappropriation — (n.) 1746; from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + APPROPRIATION (Cf. appropriation) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • misappropriation — The unauthorized, improper, or unlawful use of funds or other property for purpose other than that for which intended. Misappropriation of a client s funds is any unauthorized use of client s funds entrusted to an attorney, including not only… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • misappropriation — misappropriate ► VERB ▪ dishonestly or unfairly take for one s own use. DERIVATIVES misappropriation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • misappropriation — noun 1. the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else • Syn: ↑embezzlement, ↑peculation, ↑defalcation, ↑misapplication • Derivationally related forms: ↑misappropriate, ↑defalcate ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • misappropriation — noun see misappropriate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misappropriation — See misappropriate. * * * …   Universalium

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