misappropriate misappropriate  /mɪs ə ˈproʊ pri ˌeɪt/


  • (v) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use


  • Prosecutors presented 52 witnesses who painted Steven as an improvident drifter whose business failures apparently led him to misappropriate some of his mother's fortune.


  • Plastic Heir Claims $4 Billion of Assets Misappropriated

    Winston Wong, the eldest son and estate administrator of deceased Taiwan petrochemicals tycoon Wang Yung-ching, sued two Hong Kong companies, claiming they misappropriated $4 billion in assets.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "I didn't misappropriate a penny of client funds," Fagan said before the justices today.
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: Ed Fagan Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

  2. "The deal that CBS did with YouTube is in no way inconsistent with the Viacom position, which is not to permit any person or company to misappropriate its product without paying for it," Redstone said.
    on Mar 16, 2007 By: Sumner Redstone Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "When officials in cities like Newark squander or misappropriate state funds it drives up the cost of government and hurts all of New Jersey's taxpayers," DeCroce said. "Worse yet, these wasted dollars could have been used to provide property...
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Alex DeCroce Source: Politics NJ

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