disappropriate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ appropriate

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsəˈpɹəʊpɹɪeɪt/

Verb[edit]

disappropriate (third-person singular simple present disappropriates, present participle disappropriating, simple past and past participle disappropriated)

  1. To remove something that has been allocated to someone; often to reassign it elsewhere.

Adjective[edit]

disappropriate (not comparable)

  1. (law) Severed from the appropriation or possession of a spiritual corporation.
    • Blackstone
      The appropriation may be severed, and the church become disappropriate, two ways.