wrongful use, especially the dishonest or inappropriate use of others’ money, data, etc.:He pled guilty to multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds and falsifying public documents, and received a four-year prison sentence.Database owners are concerned about the possible commercial misappropriation of their products.
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How to use misappropriation in a sentence
A former law enforcement official said the NYPD alerted the Department of Investigation, the city’s anti-corruption agency, to the misappropriation allegation, and in separate communications to the two other claims about Mullins.Years Before a Police Union Leader Was Raided by the FBI, Local Investigators Didn’t Pursue Allegations Against Him | by Jake Pearson | December 14, 2021 | ProPublica
It’s an extraordinary request and it makes sense that Orrick would need to see more certain evidence of misappropriation.Judge denies Wisk Aero’s request for preliminary injunction against Archer Aviation | Aria Alamalhodaei | July 23, 2021 | TechCrunch
In addition to forcing him out of the company he founded, Kairos sued Brackeen, alleging the misappropriation of corporate funds and misleading shareholders.Brian Brackeen returns as an advisor to facial recognition startup Kairos following his ouster as CEO | Megan Rose Dickey | March 19, 2021 | TechCrunch
Our action today returns to drivers the tens of millions of dollars in tips that Amazon misappropriated, and requires Amazon to get drivers’ permission before changing its treatment of tips in the future.Amazon to pay $61.7M to settle FTC complaint over stolen Amazon Flex driver tips | Sarah Perez | February 2, 2021 | TechCrunch
It also criticizes Google for “misappropriating” content from third parties and favoring its own vertical content in search results.Congressional report blasts Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook as monopolistic ‘gatekeepers’ of the digital economy | Greg Sterling | October 7, 2020 | Search Engine Land
In 2007, Burkle sued Follieri, the former boyfriend of actress Anne Hathaway, for misappropriation of funds.
The funds ought to be applied to the general good; and if they're only spent on a few, I call it misappropriation of a trust.The Leader of the Lower School | Angela Brazil
But no one has ever proposed to punish or restrain this sort of misappropriation by law.A Public Appeal for Redress to the Corporation and Overseers of Harvard University | Francis Ellingwood Abbot
Perhaps it was the check for the misappropriation of which he afterward found his way to the convict lines of Malacca.Siam | George B. Bacon
And then came the news that Uncle Fred had been dismissed, all on account of drink and gambling and misappropriation of funds.Foes in Ambush | Charles King
The Penal Code simply makes dishonest misappropriation a crime in itself.