Definition of appropriation:
- Anything, especially money, thus set apart.
- 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.
- 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.
- The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone.
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.
- "American Merchant Ships and Sailors", Willis J. Abbot.
Congress should make the necessary appropriation during the coming session to maintain an agent for these Indians, to erect the agency buildings, and to provide subsistence for such as may be collected and may remain upon the reservation.- "The Indian Question (1874)", Francis A. Walker.
Appropriations to execute those powers may be made by congress, but no appropriations of money to that use can be made for a longer term than two years, as an appropriation for a longer term is expressly prohibited by the same clause which confers the power to raise and support armies.- "Monopolies and the People", D. C. Cloud.