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Appropriate

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Pronunciation : Ap*pro"pri*ate
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.]
Definition : Defn: Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper. In its strict and appropriate meaning. Porteus. Appropriate acts of divine worship. Stillingfleet. It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate to express our ideas. Locke.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ap*pro"pri*ate
Part of Speech : v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appropriated; p. pr. & vb. n. Appropriating.]
Definition : 1. To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.

2. To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; -- with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.

3. To make suitable; to suit. [Archaic] Paley.

4. (Eng. Eccl. Law)

Defn: To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property. Blackstone.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ap*pro"pri*ate
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A property; attribute. [Obs.]


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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