how to pronounce appropriation


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“… is the prior appropriation doctrine this …”

meanings of appropriation


  1. That which is appropriated.
  2. Public funds set aside for a specific purpose.
  3. In church law, the making over of a benefice to an owner who receives the tithes, but is bound to appoint a vicar for the spiritual service of the parish.
  4. The assimilation of concepts into a governing framework.
  5. An act or instance of appropriating.
  6. The use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work.
  7. In constitutional law, the principle that supplies granted by parliament are only to be expended for particular objects specified by itself.

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