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English noun: misappropriation

1. misappropriation (act) the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else


Synonymsdefalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, peculation


Broader (hypernym)larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving


Narrower (hyponym)plunderage, raid

2. misappropriation (act) wrongful borrowing


SamplesHis explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory.


Broader (hypernym)adoption, borrowing









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