- 1 [mass noun] The action of appropriating something: dishonest appropriation of propertyMore example sentences
- Looting of their properties and appropriation of their business establishments are undertaken to ensure that they do not return.
- Firstly extending CPOs in this way would be yet another indication of the increased regulation of private property and its easy appropriation by the State.
- The genocide, dehumanisation of the people through forced labour, expropriation of land and appropriation of cattle all contributed to the redefinition of manhood.
- 1.1The deliberate reworking of images and styles from earlier, well-known works of art: the hallmark of postmodernism has turned out to be appropriationMore example sentences
- She presents her appropriation of pornographic images of women, taken directly from porn magazines, as a reaction against the conservative religious values of her native Egypt.
- Because of the role celebrities play in our society, the creative appropriation of celebrity images can also be an important avenue for individual expression.
- The appropriation and resignification of images and other cultural products, of course, is a common cross-cultural occurrence.
- 2A sum of money allocated officially for a particular use: success in obtaining appropriations for projects [as modifier]: the appropriation accountsMore example sentences
- So he's going to remind us that our homeland is more secure, but it needs to be even more secure yet, meaning appropriations of money.
- I think there will be money in a supplemental appropriation as early as next week.
- The responsibility rests entirely with Congress allocating the appropriations required and with the executive branch of the Government.
late Middle English: from late Latin appropriatio(n-), from appropriare 'make one's own' (see appropriate).
More definitions of appropriationDefinition of appropriation in:
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