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  • n. a person who appropriates something
  • n. the religious organization that owns the income of a benefice

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who appropriates.
  • n. A spiritual corporation possessed of an appropriated benefice; also, an impropriator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who appropriates or takes to his own use.
  • n. In ecclesiastical law, one who is possessed of an appropriated benefice. See appropriate, v., 4.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)

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