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mis uh proh pree ayt

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

  • Apple further alleged that Jobs "secretly schemed" to misappropriate the corporation's confidential plans for a new computer.
  • With others, Pennsylvania's Senator Mat thew Stanley Quay was charged with conspiracy to misappropriate public funds, a charge that deadlocked the Legislature and blocked Quay's .
  • Face red with fury, Kennedy shouted: "I am appalled at this attempt to misappropriate the memory of my brothers .

  • Ed Fagan in The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
    I didn't misappropriate a penny of client funds,Fagan said before the justices today.
  • Sumner Redstone in Los Angeles Times
    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.
  • Alex DeCroce in Politics NJ
    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...

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