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.
- n. a person who appropriates something
- n. the religious organization that owns the income of a benefice
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who appropriates.
- n. (Law) A spiritual corporation possessed of an appropriated benefice; also, an impropriator.
- n. someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)
“I think there's a compelling case to be made that, by and large, an appropriator from a dominant culture carrying out such an act is likely to be doing so for negative motives and to negative results, that historically such cross-cultural sacrilege is motivated by misrepresentation and discrimination and aimed towards furthering misrepresentation and discrimination.”
“Jim Moran …. your days as an “appropriator” are getting short, time to spend more time with the family too!”
“Another appropriator, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said she would fight Republicans for a funding freeze — rather than cuts — to avoid harming programs such as weather satellites.”
“Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson, a top Republican appropriator, and Montana Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat facing re-election next year, pushed the measure, which would turn wolf management over to the states.”
“When Members come down to the floor to vote on this amendment, they need to know if they support stripping out this project, Senator Bond [a Republican appropriator] and I are likely to be taking a long, serious look at their projects to determine whether they should be preserved during our upcoming conference negotiations.”
“Yet he, too, is known more for his work as an appropriator and party leader than as a foreign policy sage.”
“I'd have expected some support from a fellow fan of appropriation but, apparently it's not appealing when the appropriator is not yourself.”
“He is also for hire as a spy for rival merchants of the River District looking to gain a competitive edge, an appropriator of goods (typically lifted from their owner), and a person who knows the latest information – for a price.”
“Another scalp: Rep. Alan Mollohan, conservative Democrat of West Virginia, who also was blasted for his role as an appropriator.”
“We're supposed to recognize that the value added is in the appropriator's new, challenging and revealing big-think perspective on the image being reproduced.”
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