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Definition of appropriation:

  1. Anything, especially money, thus set apart.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone.

Synonyms:

bestowal, benefit, stipulation, cash, grant, subsidy, funding, fund, budget, remuneration, support, donation, preemption, subscription, allocation, relief, concession, usurpation, stipend, curtailment, apportionment, allotment, subvention, give, gift, arrogation, giving, allowance, reduction.

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