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misappropriation

mis uh proh pree ay shuhn

  • n  the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
  • n  wrongful borrowing
    his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory

  • Warrants charging 122 adults with conspiracy to commit such crimes as polygamy, rape, bigamy and misappropriation of school funds were carefully drawn up.
  • 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.
  • The SEC has been operating under this "misappropriation theory" ever since.
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  • Sheldon Whitehouse in Chicago Tribune
    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...
  • Dover Samuels in Stuff.co.nz
    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...
  • Yar Adua in Earthtimes.org
    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.

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