1. not set apart or voted for some purpose or use, as money, revenues, etc.
  2. not taken into possession by any person: A portion of the land remained unappropriated.

Origin of unappropriated

1750–60; un-1 + appropriated
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British Dictionary definitions for unappropriated


  1. not set aside for specific use
  2. accounting designating that portion of the profits of a business enterprise that is retained in the business and not withdrawn by the proprietor
  3. (of property) not having been taken into any person's possession or control
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