Ap*pro"pri*ate (#), a. [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.]

Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.

In its strict and appropriate meaning. Porteus.

Appropriate acts of divine worship. Stillingfleet.

It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate to express our ideas. Locke.


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Ap*pro"pri*ate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appropriated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Appropriating (#).]


To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.


To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; -- with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.


To make suitable; to suit.



4. Eng. Eccl.Law

To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property.



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Ap*pro"pri*ate (#), n.

A property; attribute.



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