Origin of appropriation
Related formspro·ap·pro·pri·a·tion, adjectivere·ap·pro·pri·a·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for appropriation
Now a particularly ugly strand of this phenomenon, Native American appropriation, is hogging the spotlight.Pharrell, Harry Styles, and Native American Appropriation|Amy Zimmerman|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Richard Prince is known for exploring the art of appropriation.
At which point you might be baffled by the laughable insensitivity, or unsettled and disgusted by this appropriation.Are Narcocorrido Mexican Drug Ballads Really That Bad?|Jimmy So|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The addition of this appropriation prompted Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to rage, calling it disgusting.
The “culprits” in the appropriation of my discipline are two of my best friends, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein.
A diligent immigration commission with an appropriation to spend has little time to listen to Joseph.They Who Knock at Our Gates|Mary Antin
In 1900 the contract schools were practically abandoned and the Indian appropriation devoted to government schools altogether.
In 1831 the Legislature made an appropriation of fifty thousand dollars for the construction of a State House.
He has the general veto power and authority to reject any item in an appropriation bill.North Dakota|Various
Congress, however, adjourned without making the appropriation, and meanwhile Morse sailed for Europe to take out patents there.
British Dictionary definitions for appropriation
Culture definitions for appropriation
The grant of money by a legislature for some specific purpose. The authority to grant appropriations, popularly known as the power of the purse, gives legislatures a powerful check over executive branches and judicial branches, for no public money can be spent without legislative approval. Congress, for example, can approve or reject the annual budget requests of the executive branch for its agencies and programs, thereby influencing both domestic and foreign policy. (See also checks and balances and pork-barrel legislation.)