impropriate

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impropriate (third-person singular simple present impropriates, present participle impropriating, simple past and past participle impropriated)

  1. (obsolete) to appropriate.
    • Francis Bacon
      to impropriate the thanks to himself
  2. In ecclesiastical law, to place ecclesiastical property under control or management of a layperson.

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