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uh proh pree ay shuhn

  • n  money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  • n  incorporation by joining or uniting
  • n  a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
    the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit
    a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest

  • In an April article in Vanity Fair, Abramoff said, "Every appropriation we wanted from Burns' committee, we got .
  • The House Appropriation Committee reported out the supply bill for the Navy Department.
  • He was talking about John Kerry's vote last year against the $87 billion appropriation to support the troops and begin the reconstruction of Iraq.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - The Youngstown Vindicator
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - The Daily Reflector
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Sun Chronicle

  • James Madison in Human Events (blog)
    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... Stanwood Duval USA Today Jan 30, 2008 4862 7124 appropriation 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...
  • Mitch McConnell in Forbes
    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.

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