appropriation appropriation  /ə ˌproʊ pri ˈeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  2. (n) incorporation by joining or uniting
  3. (n) a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner


  1. The House Appropriation Committee reported out the supply bill for the Navy Department.
  2. Congressional Democratic leaders admit privately they'll give Bush his appropriation when the current Kabuki is over.
  3. Passed the $279,416,517 State-Justice-Commerce Department Appropriation Bill, up $36,313,318 from the 1940-41 appropriation.


  1. Group: Funds to be use in Pitt

    The head of a development group said if Pitt County commissioners give his organization a $25,000 appropriation it only would be spent in Pitt County.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Reflector

  2. MetroParks board approves $10,000 in repairs for Lanterman's Mill

    The Mill Creek MetroParks board approved a $10,000 appropriation increase for repairs to Lanterman's Mill at its Monday meeting.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Youngstown Vindicator

  3. Seekonk voters OK senior center costs

    SEEKONK - Town meeting approved an appropriation of $386,600 Monday to pay additional costs of constructing, equipping and furnishing a new senior center.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Sun Chronicle


  1. "The byzantine funding and appropriation methods for this undertaking were in large part a cause of this failure. It is not within this court's power to address the wrongs committed, the judge said. It is hopefully within the citizens of the United...
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Stanwood Duval Source: USA Today

  2. Vetoing a bill for relief charity, President Cleveland said, "I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of...
    on Sep 12, 2006 By: James Madison Source: Human Events (blog)

  3. "The best way to deal with the troop funding issue would be in the context of some kind of settlement on an overall omnibus appropriation bill," McConnell told reporters Monday.
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Forbes

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