- to dishonestly take something, especially money, that you have been trusted to keep safe, and to use it for your own advantage:
• He was accused of misappropriating funds amounting to £4 million.
• Building materials had been misappropriated for private use.— misappropriation noun [uncountable] :
• allegations of gross misappropriation of funds
* * *misappropriation UK US /ˌmɪsəˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃən/ noun [U] 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.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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