- The intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person as if they are one's own or for another unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official or a fiduciary (e.g., trustee, executor).
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misappropriation — I noun abuse, appropriation for a dishonest use, appropriation for a wrongful use, arrogation, breach of trust, conversion, defalcation, defraudation, diversion, embezzlement, fraud, fraudulent conversion, illegal use of property, larceny,… … Law dictionary
Misappropriation — Mis ap*pro pri*a tion, n. Wrong appropriation; wrongful use. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
misappropriation — (n.) 1746; from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + APPROPRIATION (Cf. appropriation) … Etymology dictionary
misappropriation — misappropriate mis‧ap‧pro‧pri‧ate [ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprieɪt ǁ ˈproʊ ] verb [transitive] LAW to dishonestly take something, especially money, that you have been trusted to keep safe, and to use it for your own advantage: • He was accused of… … Financial and business terms
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misappropriation — The unauthorized, improper, or unlawful use of funds or other property for purpose other than that for which intended. Misappropriation of a client s funds is any unauthorized use of client s funds entrusted to an attorney, including not only… … Black's law dictionary
misappropriation — misappropriate ► VERB ▪ dishonestly or unfairly take for one s own use. DERIVATIVES misappropriation noun … English terms dictionary
misappropriation — noun 1. the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else • Syn: ↑embezzlement, ↑peculation, ↑defalcation, ↑misapplication • Derivationally related forms: ↑misappropriate, ↑defalcate ( … Useful english dictionary
misappropriation — noun see misappropriate … New Collegiate Dictionary
misappropriation — See misappropriate. * * * … Universalium
misappropriation — noun The wrongful, fraudulent or corrupt use of others funds in ones care. Syn: embezzlement … Wiktionary