appropriation


appropriation
I (allotment) noun allocation, allowance, apportionment, budget, budgeting, concession, designation of use, dispensation, distribution, setting apart associated concepts: appropriation bill, appropriation for public use, appropriation of money, budgetary appropriation II (donation) noun benefaction, bestowal, contribution, disbursement, endowment, funding, gift, grant, guerdon, meed, sponsorship III (taking) noun accroachment, acquisition, adoption, annexation, apprehension, assumption, capture, confiscation, conversion, dispossession, disseisin, divestment, expropriation, impoundment, impropriation, seizure, snatching, taking possession associated concepts: appropriation from revenues, appropriation of land, appropriation of payment IV index acquisition, adverse possession, allotment, arrogation, assignment (allotment), assumption (seizure), budget, condemnation (seizure), consignment, conversion (misappropriation), distraint, distress (seizure), distribution (apportionment), embezzlement, endowment, garnishment, housebreaking, larceny, pillage, plagiarism, preemption, quota, ration, selection (choice), sequestration, taking

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


appropriation
n.
1 The taking of control or possession of property, especially the government's taking of private property for a public purpose.
2 The act by a legislative body to designate or set aside public funds for a government expenditure.
3 In tort law, the taking of the name or likeness of one person by another for a commercial purpose. It is considered an invasion of privacy.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


appropriation
The designation by the government or an individual of the use to which a fund of money is to be applied. The selection and setting apart of privately owned land by the government for public use, such as a military reservation or public building. The diversion of water flowing on public domain from its natural course by means of a canal or ditch for a private beneficial use of the appropriator.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


appropriation
The designation by the government or an individual of the use to which a fund of money is to be applied. The selection and setting apart of privately owned land by the government for public use, such as a military reservation or public building. The diversion of water flowing on public domain from its natural course by means of a canal or ditch for a private beneficial use of the appropriator.

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