misappropriation misappropriation  /ˌmɪs ə ˌproʊ pri ˈeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
  2. (n) wrongful borrowing


  1. Warrants charging 122 adults with conspiracy to commit such crimes as polygamy, rape, bigamy and misappropriation of school funds were carefully drawn up.
  2. What they should care about is that there are over a million orphans in Malawi, and following me around is just a gross misappropriation of attention and money.
  3. He is also suspected of insider trading, misappropriation and aggravated breach of trust.


  1. Superior Court Jury Rules in Favor of Cooley Manion Jones LLP Clients Monument Data Solutions and Dennis Colameta and ...

    BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) - Cooley Manion Jones LLP announces today, on behalf of its clients Monument Data Solutions LLC and Dennis Colameta, that a jury in the Middlesex Superior Court awarded Mr. Colameta damages against Protégé Software Services, Inc. for breach of contract and issued a verdict against Protégé Software's claim for misappropriation of trade secrets and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. Former NC lawmaker guilty of fraud

    A federal jury on Friday found former Rep. Stephen LaRoque guilty of fraud and misappropriation of funds.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: WRAL.com Raleigh

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  1. "In our estimation, the theft, conversion or other misappropriation of US-provided funds and supplies by Iraqi government officials severely undermines our troops' mission in Iraq," Dorgan and Whitehouse wrote. "It is even more outrageous...
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Sheldon Whitehouse Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "If you're going to demote him, demote on the basis of credibility, of whether he can do his job or not, or whether there was a deliberate misappropriation," Samuels said. "But what I'm seeing is that they're going to haul him over the coals...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Dover Samuels Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. "We must never abuse public trust either through misappropriation, misapplication, or outright stealing of public funds. Anyone who does so will have the full weight of the law to reckon with," Yar'Adua said Thursday.
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Yar Adua Source: Earthtimes.org

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