from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of appropriating.
- n. Something appropriated, especially public funds set aside for a specific purpose.
- n. A legislative act authorizing the expenditure of a designated amount of public funds for a specific purpose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act or instance of appropriating
- n. That which is appropriated
- n. public funds set aside for a specific purpose
- n. the use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work
- n. the assimilation of concepts into a governing framework
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of appropriating, setting apart, or assigning to a particular use or person in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose; specifically, an act of a legislature authorizing money to be paid from the treasury for a special use.
- n. Anything appropriated or set apart for a special purpose, as money.
- n. . Acquisition; addition.
- n. In law: The annexing or setting apart of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation.
- n. The determining to which of several debts a sum of money paid shall be applied.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
- n. incorporation by joining or uniting
- n. a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
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