noun. ['əˌproʊpriːˈeɪʃən'] money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose.
- pork barrel
Words that Rhyme with Appropriation
Example sentences of the word appropriation
1. Noun, singular or mass
This appropriation by popular culture created the opportunity for great aesthetic variance in the appearance of Tiki statues.
Quotes containing the word appropriation
1. Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
- Arthur Schopenhauer, Counsels and Maxims (The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer)
noun. ['əˌproʊpriːˈeɪʃən'] incorporation by joining or uniting.
noun. ['əˌproʊpriːˈeɪʃən'] a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner.