- an appropriating or being appropriated
- [often pl.] a thing appropriated; esp., money set aside for a specific use
- An example of an appropriation is a state budget fund that is earmarked for education.
- An example of an appropriation is a certain amount of profits that a company may decide to make available for a capital expenditure, such as a new building.
- An example of an appropriation is when the United States Congress makes money available from the budget for military operations.
The definition of appropriation is a direction which is given that money is to be spent for a certain purpose.
- The act of appropriating.
- a. Something appropriated, especially public funds set aside for a specific purpose.b. A legislative act authorizing the expenditure of a designated amount of public funds for a specific purpose.
appropriation - Legal Definition
- The taking of control or possession of property, especially the government’s taking of private property for a public purpose.
- The act by a legislative body to designate or set aside public funds for a government expenditure.
- In tort law, the taking of the name or likeness of one person by another for a commercial purpose. It is considered an invasion of privacy.
- The state appropriation was discontinued in 1800; but in 1805 the proceeds of the sale of 500,000 acres of land were set apart for a permanent school fund, and in 1812, when the interest on this fund had become nearly $50,000 a year, the amount required before any of it could be distributed for school purposes, the commonschool system was permanently established by an act which restored the main features of that of 1795, except that a superintendent of schools chosen by the council of appointment was now placed at its head.
- An appropriation bill cannot be vetoed after the legislature adjourns.
- Moreover, we know that the Ethiopic Church did long possess a chapel and altar in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and, though we have been unable to find travellers' testimony to this older than about 1497, it is quite possible that the appropriation may have originated much earlier.(fn 5) We know from Marco Polo that about a century after the date of Pope Alexander's epistle a mission was sent by the king of Abyssinia to Jerusalem to make offerings on his part at the Church of the Sepulchre.
- Legendre there was a feeling of "more than coldness," owing to his appropriation, with scant acknowledgment, of the fruits of the other's labours; and Dr Thomas Young counted himself, rightly or wrongly, amongst the number of those similarly aggrieved by him.
- The true object of Chile was the conquest of the rich Peruvian province of Tarapaca, the appropriation of its valuable guano and nitrate deposits, and the spoliation of the rest of the Peruvian coast.