verb (used with object), mis·ap·pro·pri·at·ed, mis·ap·pro·pri·at·ing.
Related formsmis·ap·pro·pri·a·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for misappropriation
In 2007, Burkle sued Follieri, the former boyfriend of actress Anne Hathaway, for misappropriation of funds.
Tom never for a moment regarded the misappropriation of the gold as a theft.Twice Bought|R.M. Ballantyne
Dr. Cronin had been charging the triangle with misappropriation of the funds—and what else?The Crime of the Century|Henry M. Hunt
The mention of the word yeoman reminds us of the misappropriation of this expression in modern times.The Curiosities of Heraldry|Mark Antony Lower