Im*pro"pri*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impropriated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Impropriating (?).] [Pref. im- in + L. propriatus, p. p. of propriare to appropriate. See Appropriate.]

1.

To appropriate to one's self; to assume.

[Obs.]

To impropriate the thanks to himself. Bacon.

2. Eng. Eccl.Law

To place the profits of (ecclesiastical property) in the hands of a layman for care and disbursement.

 

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Im*pro"pri*ate, v. i.

To become an impropriator.

[R.]

 

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Im*pro"pri*ate (?), a. Eng. Eccl.Law

Put into the hands of a layman; impropriated.

 

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