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Definition of Appropriation

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allotment, allocation; seizure, confiscation
Appropriation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
Anything, especially money, thus set apart.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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appropriation
\ap*pro`pri*a"tion\ (&?;), n. [l. appropriatio: cf. f. appropriation.]
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.
3. (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. hitty.

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Perthynedigaeth = appropriation
Priodoliad = n. appropriation
Shakespeare Words
special attribute or excellence..
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
(hypernym) money
(hyponym) pork barrel, pork
(classification) legislature, legislative assembly, general assembly, law-makers
2. incorporation by joining or uniting
(synonym) annexation
(hypernym) incorporation
3. a deliberate act of acquisition
(hypernym) acquiring, getting
(hyponym) borrowing, adoption
Appropriation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BASSAM Trade, Real Estate, Mortgage, Fund,Invest, Insurance,& Tax,Terms/abbreviations/defin.
Funds authorized and set aside by a business for some particular use. Example: A business is going to buy a new building. It sets aside money for the down payment.
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
refers to the total amount of money set aside for a specific purpose, such as all the elements of the promotional mix.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Appropriation Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
A (proposed) formal action by a legislative assembly (such as the U.S. Congress or a state legislature) that specifies exact amounts of the government's money that the Treasury may legally pay out (through new hiring, contracts for purchases, findings of individuals' eligibility for income transfer payments, etc.) for each of a list of particular pre-authorized programs carried out by governmental agencies over a specific period of time (normally one year).
[See also: authorization bill ]
Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
A sum of money allocated by Parliament for a specific purpose outlined in the Government's spending estimates.

Compare: vote (2).
Under the authority of the Clerk of the House of Commons
Appropriation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Appropriation may refer to:
  • Appropriation (art)
    • Appropriation (music) in reference to the re-use and proliferation of different types of music
  • Appropriation (economics) origination of human ownership of previously unowned natural resources such as land
  • Appropriation (education) 
  • Appropriation (law) as a component of government spending
  • Appropriation (sociology) in relation to the spread of knowledge
  • Cultural appropriation, the borrowing, or theft, of an element of cultural expression of one group by another
    • Reappropriation, use of a negative word or object by a member of the offended group, with a sense of pride.
  • The personality rights tort of appropriation, one form of invasion of privacy
  • Appropriation (By Any Other Name), by The Long Blondes (2005)

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Appropriation Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
The application of the payment of a sum of money, made by a debtor to his creditor, to one of several debts.

When a voluntary payment is made, the law permits the debtor in the first place, or, if he make no choice, then it allows the creditor to make an appropriation of such payment to either of several debts which are due by the debtor to the creditor. And if neither make an appropriation, then the law makes the application of such payment. This rule does not apply to payments made under compulsory process of law. It will be proper to consider, 1, when the debtor may make the appropriation; 2, when the creditor may make it; 3, when it will be made by law.

In general the appropriation may be made by the debtor, but this must be done by his express declaration, or by circumstances from which his intentions can be inferred. This appropriation, it seems, must be notified to the creditor at the time; for an entry made by the debtor in his own books, is not alone sufficient to determine the application of the payment. In some cases, in consequence of the circumstances, the presumption will be that the payment was made on account of one debt, in preference to another. And in some cases the debtor has no right to make the appropriation, as, for example, to apply a partial payment to the liquidation of the principal, when interest is due.

When the debtor has neglected to make an appropriation, the creditor may, in general, make it, but this is subject to some exceptions. If, for example, the debtor owes a debt as executor, and one in his own right, the creditor cannot appropriate a payment to the liquidation of the former, because that may depend on the question of assets.

Though it is not clearly settled in England whether a creditor is bound to make the appropriation immediately, or at a subsequent time yet in the United States, the right to make the application at any time has been recognized, and the creditor is not bound to make an immediate election.

When once made, the appropriation cannot be changed; and, rendering an account, or bringing suit and declaring in a particular way, is evidence of such appropriation.

When no application of the payment has been made by either party, the law will appropriate it, in such a way as to do justice and equity to both parties.

Eccl. Law. The setting apart an ecclesiastical benefice, which is the general property of the church, to the perpetual and proper use of some religious house, bishop or college, dean and chapter and the like.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.