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Meaning of appropriation

ap•pro•pri•a•tion

Pronunciation: (u-prō"prē-ā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of appropriating.
  2. anything appropriated for a special purpose, esp. money.
  3. an act of a legislature authorizing money to be paid from the treasury for a specified use.
  4. the money thus authorized: a large appropriation for aid to libraries.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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