Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “misappropriation”

misappropriation

noun [U]     /ˌmɪsəˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃən/ formal FINANCE, ACCOUNTING
the act of stealing something that you have been asked to take care of, and using it for yourself: misappropriation of funds/money/assets He was charged with forgery and misappropriation of union assets . → Compare appropriation
(Definition of misappropriation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of misappropriation

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More