◄ Appropriation ►

1. (n.) The act of setting apart or assigning to a particular use or person, or of taking to one's self, in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose, as of a piece of ground for a park, or of money to carry out some object.

2. (n.) Anything, especially money, thus set apart.

3. (n.) The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone.

4. (n.) The application of payment of money by a debtor to his creditor, to one of several debts which are due from the former to the latter.

abstraction adoption allocation allotment annexation appointment arrogation assignment assumption autoplagiarism boosting borrowed plumes borrowing colonization conquest conversion conveyance copying cribbing derivation deriving earmarking embezzlement encroachment enslavement filching fraud graft imitation indent infringement infringement of copyright invasion liberation lifting literary piracy mocking occupation pasticcio pastiche pilferage pilfering pinching piracy pirating plagiarism plagiarizing plagiary playing God poaching preemption preoccupation prepossession requisition scrounging seizure setting aside shoplifting simulation snatching sneak thievery snitching stealage stealing subjugation swindle swiping tagging takeover taking taking over theft thievery thieving trespass trespassing usurpation


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