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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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