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misappropriation

Line breaks: mis|appro|pri¦ation
Pronunciation: /ˌmɪsəˌprəʊprɪˈeɪʃn
 
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Definition of misappropriation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action of misappropriating something; embezzlement: an alleged misappropriation of funds
More example sentences
  • She needed to apply strict accounting principles and practices to detect fraud and misappropriations of public funds.
  • The ministry audit found no evidence of fraud or misappropriation of government funds and no undo influence or inappropriate relationship with ministers.
  • Government has warned that it will deal firmly with officers involved in thefts and misappropriation of funds meant for community projects.
Synonyms
embezzlement, expropriation, swindle, stealing, theft, thieving, pilfering, unauthorized removal

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