impropriate


impropriate
I verb accroach, adopt, annex, apply to one's own uses, appropriate, arrogate, assume, assume ownership, avail oneself of, bear away, carry away, claim, claim unduly, confer ownership on oneself, convert, disseise, embezzle, employ, help oneself to, lay hold of, make one's own, make use of, misappropriate, peculate, pirate, possess, purloin, rob, seize, steal, take as one's own, take for oneself, take over, take possession of, take to oneself, thieve, use, usurp II index condemn (seize), hold (possess), impress (procure by force), preempt

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  • Impropriate — Im*pro pri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impropriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impropriating}.] [Pref. im in + L. propriatus, p. p. of propriare to appropriate. See {Appropriate}.] 1. To appropriate to one s self; to assume. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impropriate — Im*pro pri*ate, v. i. To become an impropriator. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impropriate — Im*pro pri*ate, a. (Eng. Eccl. Law) Put into the hands of a layman; impropriated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impropriate — [im prō′prē āt΄; ] for adj., usually [, im prō′prēit] vt. impropriated, impropriating 〚< ML(Ec) impropriatus, pp. of ML impropriare, to take as one s own < L in, in + proprius, one s own〛 1. to transfer (church income or property) to private… …   Universalium

  • impropriate — [im prō′prē āt΄; ] for adj., usually [, im prō′prēit] vt. impropriated, impropriating [< ML(Ec) impropriatus, pp. of ML impropriare, to take as one s own < L in, in + proprius, one s own] 1. to transfer (church income or property) to… …   English World dictionary

  • impropriate — verb In ecclesiastical law to place ecclesiastical property under control or management of a layperson …   Wiktionary

  • impropriate — [ɪm prəʊprɪeɪt] verb [usu. as adjective impropriated] grant (an ecclesiastical benefice) to a corporation or person as their property. ↘place (tithes or ecclesiastical property) in lay hands. Derivatives impropriation noun Origin C16: from Anglo… …   English new terms dictionary

  • impropriate — im·pro·pri·ate …   English syllables

  • impropriate — Ecclesiastical Law –adjective /ɪmˈproʊpriət/ (say im prohpreeuht), / prieɪt/ (say preeayt) 1. devolved into the hands of a layperson. –verb (t) /ɪmˈproʊprieɪt/ (say im prohpreeayt) (impropriated, impropriating) 2. to place (ecclesiastical… …   Australian English dictionary

  • impropriate —   v.t. transfer (ecclesiastical revenue) to layman.    ♦ impropriation,    ♦ impropriator,    ♦ impropriatrix, n …   Dictionary of difficult words


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