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- v. to appropriate.
- v. In ecclesiastical law to place ecclesiastical property under control or management of a layperson.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To appropriate to one's self; to assume.
- transitive v. To place the profits of (ecclesiastical property) in the hands of a layman for care and disbursement.
- intransitive v. To become an impropriator.
- adj. Put into the hands of a layman; impropriated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To appropriate for one's own or other private use; appropriate.
- In English ecclesiastical law, to place in the hands of a layman, for care and disbursement, the profits or revenue of; devolve upon a layman or lay corporation.
- To practise impropriation; become an impropriator.
- Appropriated to private use.
- In English ecclesiastical law, devolved into the hands of a layman.
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