Origin of appropriation
Related Words for appropriationfunding, grant, stipend, subsidy, donation, allotment, provision, allowance, embezzlement, confiscation, misappropriation, expropriation, giving, assignment, concession, apportionment, stipulation, taking, usurpation, grab
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Contemporary Examples of appropriation
They were equally amazed to learn that Ed Piskor was white, but not a word was said about cultural exploitation or appropriation.Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop's History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment
August 25, 2014
Now a particularly ugly strand of this phenomenon, Native American appropriation, is hogging the spotlight.Pharrell, Harry Styles, and Native American Appropriation
June 4, 2014
Richard Prince is known for exploring the art of appropriation.Richard Prince Goes Meta on Instagram
May 29, 2014
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?
November 24, 2013
The addition of this appropriation prompted Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to rage, calling it disgusting.Inside the GOP Surrender
October 17, 2013
Historical Examples of appropriation
How about the blatant person who had declared HE could have gotten the appropriation?
Who is it that's been sayin' the Honorable Heman Atkins was shirkin' that appropriation?
I presume you have 'phoned me concerning the appropriation matter.
This proving successful an annual appropriation of $25,000 was made.
In 1899 she secured an appropriation of $3,000 from the Legislature to aid in its work.
- the act of setting apart or taking for one's own use
- a sum of money set apart for a specific purpose, esp by a legislature
late 14c., "taking (something) as private property," from Late Latin appropriationem (nominative appropriatio) "a making one's own," noun of action from past participle stem of appropriare (see appropriate). Meaning "setting aside for some purpose" (especially of money) first attested 1789 in U.S. Constitution.
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.)