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Misappropriation   /mˌɪsəprˌoʊpriˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else.  Synonyms: defalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, peculation.
Wrongful borrowing.

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"Misappropriation" Quotes from Famous Books

... to the methods of administration which have been pursued and to the results which have been attained. Public revenues amounting to $1,414,079,292.28 have been collected and disbursed without loss from misappropriation, without a single defalcation of such importance as to attract the public attention, and at a diminished per cent of cost for collection. The public business has been transacted not only with fidelity, but progressively and with a view to giving to the people in the fullest ...
— A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX. • Benjamin Harrison

... or unsupported charges concerning Harvey's alleged misappropriation of the mutinous Councilors' estates, which had been seized for the King pending their trial, the King, on May 25, 1637, ordered these estates returned to their owners. Harvey complied immediately as far as four of the Councilors were concerned, but he had already allowed legal action to be directed ...
— Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660 • Wilcomb E. Washburn

... history of literary misappropriation, the chequered career of the rightful author, Rudolph Erich Raspe, offers a chapter in biography which has quite as many ...
— The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen • Rudolph Erich Raspe

Words linked to "Misappropriation" :   misapplication, adoption, defalcation, thievery, stealing, raid, larceny, misappropriate, borrowing, plunderage, peculation, theft, thieving

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