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appropriation

ap·pro·pri·a·tion

appropriation

 
pronunciation:
pro pri eI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of appropriating, or something appropriated.
The appropriation of their home by the army caused hardship for the family.
synonyms:
allotment, assumption, expropriation, misappropriation, peculation
similar words:
confiscation, grab, plagiarism, seizure, stealing, take, theft, thievery, usurpation
definition 2: legislative authorization of money for specific use.
synonyms:
allotment
similar words:
allowance, appointment, apportionment, assignment, dedication