Ap*pro`pri*a"tion (#), n. [L. appropriatio: cf. F. appropriation.]


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.


Anything, especially money, thus set apart.

The Commons watched carefully over the appropriation. Macaulay.

3. Law (a)

The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone.


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.



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