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Misappropriated   /mˌɪsəprˈoʊpriˌeɪtɪd/   Listen

Taken for your own use in violation of a trust.  Synonym: embezzled.

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"Misappropriated" Quotes from Famous Books

... becoming more centralised. The President, who deals with your finances, resides at a distance of seven hundred leagues from your capital—it is ridiculous! Besides, the funds of the treasury are misappropriated—the army badly paid, although you have to do your duty in raising the tax that is to pay it—a thousand grievances can be cited. Well, this will enable you to get up a pronunciamento, and before the news of your grito can reach the city of Mexico, and the Executive power there ...
— Wood Rangers - The Trappers of Sonora • Mayne Reid

... pursued by a host of creditors. HERMAN. We must find a way to quiet them. And for the money I now require— DERRIC. Not another dollar do you obtain from me. Already, to supply your cravings, I have misappropriated some of the public money, and I must replace it soon if I would avert the shame and degradation with which I now am threatened. HERMAN. And from which I will save you. DERRIC. You? HERMAN. Yes. I! Rip van Winkle, ...
— Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: Rip van - Winkle • Charles Burke

... Cocksmoor girls, which he told with kindling vehemence and indignation, growing more animated every moment, as he stormed over the wonted subject of the bad system of management— ladies' committee, negligent incumbent, insufficient clergy, misappropriated tithes—while Mr. Wilmot, who had mourned over it, within himself, a hundred times already, and was doing a curate's work on sufferance, with no pay, and little but mistrust from Mr. Ramsden, and absurd false reports among the more foolish part of the town, sat listening ...
— The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations • Charlotte Yonge

... may be exemplified by that by which a guardian gives security that his ward's property will not be squandered or misappropriated, which he is sometimes required to enter into by the praetor, and sometimes also by a judge when the matter cannot be managed in any other way; or, again, we might take the stipulation by which an agent promises that his acts shall ...
— The Institutes of Justinian • Caesar Flavius Justinian

... workmen who were attached to his person and interested in the execution of his plans. There is good reason to believe that in Sangallo's days, as earlier in Bramante's, much money of the Church had been misappropriated by a gang of fraudulent and mutually indulgent craftsmen. It was not to be expected that these people should tamely submit to the intruder who put their master's cherished model on the shelf, and set about, ...
— The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti • John Addington Symonds

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