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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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