AskDefine | Define appropriated

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appropriated adj : taken without permission or consent especially by public authority; "the condemned land was used for a highway cloverleaf"; "the confiscated liquor was poured down the drain" [syn: condemned, confiscate, confiscated, seized, taken over]

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appropriated
  1. past of appropriate

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Appropriation is the act of taking possession of or assigning purpose to properties or ideas and is important in many topics, including:
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