• Hannibal makes the usual neat and appropriate Speech previous to killing himself
    Hannibal makes the usual neat and appropriate Speech previous to killing himself
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n appropriation a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit","a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"
    • n appropriation incorporation by joining or uniting
    • n appropriation money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1850, Michigan's state constitution included the following line: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, unless for the punishment of crime, shall ever be tolerated in this state." This inadvertently legalized slavery as an appropriate punishment for crime. It wasn't until 1963 that the grammar was fixed to outlaw slavery. The change required shifting the comma following "servitude" to the position after "slavery."
    • Appropriation Anything, especially money, thus set apart. "The Commons watched carefully over the appropriation ."
    • Appropriation The act of setting apart or assigning to a particular use or person, or of taking to one's self, in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose, as of a piece of ground for a park, or of money to carry out some object.
    • Appropriation (Law) The application of payment of money by a debtor to his creditor, to one of several debts which are due from the former to the latter.
    • Appropriation (Law) The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is only appropriate to fly the US flag upside down in emergencies. It means "Help Me, I am in Trouble!"
    • n appropriation The act of appropriating, setting apart, or assigning to a particular use or person in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose; specifically, an act of a legislature authorizing money to be paid from the treasury for a special use.
    • n appropriation Anything appropriated or set apart for a special purpose, as money.
    • n appropriation Acquisition; addition.
    • n appropriation In law: The annexing or setting apart of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation.
    • n appropriation The determining to which of several debts a sum of money paid shall be applied. If the debtor does not designate the appropriation, the creditor may; if neither has done so, and litigation arises, the court may do it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: MTV (Music Television) made its debut at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981 The first music-video shown on the rock-video cable channel was, appropriately, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. MTV's original five veejays were Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, J.J. Jackson and Alan Hunter.
    • Appropriation the act of appropriating: in Church law, the making over of a benefice to an owner who receives the tithes, but is bound to appoint a vicar for the spiritual service of the parish: in Constitutional law, the principle, that supplies granted by parliament are only to be expended for particular objects specified by itself
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  • Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
    “Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.”
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    “To eat is to appropriate by destruction.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”
  • Ida P. Rolf
    Ida P. Rolf
    “Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.”
  • William Randolph Hearst
    William Randolph Hearst
    “In suggesting gifts: Money is appropriate, and one size fits all.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. appropriatio,: cf. F. appropriation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. appropriāre, -ātumad, to, proprius, one's own. See Proper.


In literature:

The purity and peacefulness of Swiss press and politics are due to the national development of today as expressed in appropriate institutions.
"Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum" by James W. Sullivan
It is termed the Holy Chapel and now appropriated to the conservation of ancient records.
"How to Enjoy Paris in 1842" by F. Hervé
She wore them with an appearance of being dressed appropriately for a superb occasion.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
She cast about in her mind for any other appropriate verses.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
This language is its beauty, its appropriateness, its greatness.
"The Excellence of the Rosary" by M. J. Frings
Appropriate exercises were conducted by the President, Geo.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Music has been called the handmaiden of Christianity, but may more appropriately be designated its loyal helpmeet.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
Other hymnals prefer with it the music of "Keble," one of Dr. Dykes' appropriate and finished melodies.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
We do not wish to underrate any attempt heretofore made to classify the functions of mind and assign to them an appropriate nomenclature.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
What kind of training can one receive that will give assurance of appropriate moral action?
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
This chamber might have been reserved for him, but his death left it to be appropriated to another.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The contribution of Cassiodorus is prefaced by an appropriate Epistle Dedicatory to Sir Thos.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
In 1918 Congress made appropriations for its upkeep and development.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
They had a natural sense of what was becoming and appropriate, and an innate aversion to all extravagance.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Into the hard soldier's head-piece, appropriate for such purpose, the beans were dropped, and the drawing done as designed.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
Invite pastors of churches to select from the numerous appropriate texts in the Bible and preach occasionally upon this subject.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The other officers are then severally presented by the Marshal to the Installing Officer, who delivers to each his appropriate charge.
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
Having fought the living Darwin tooth and nail, the clergy quietly appropriated the dead Darwin.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
The Government boats, by another appropriation, were sent to the Mississippi, and we prepared to supplement them.
"A Story of the Red Cross" by Clara Barton
She is always graceful and appropriate, and always ready to adapt herself to changes of time, situation and circumstances.
"Cannibals all!" by George Fitzhugh

In poetry:

But soon he tires and asks for more,
Appropriate to his age;
So, though a man may higher soar
And greater aims engage
"Undecaying Fruit" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Now returned but I note as more appropriate
To the maturer mood impending thunder
With an indigo sky and the garden hushed except for
The treetops moving.
"June Thunder" by Louis MacNeice
"If he should say 'HOW CAME YOU HERE?'
(The way that YOU began, Sir,)
In such a case your course is clear -
Is the appropriate answer.
"Phantasmagoria Canto II ( Hys Fyve Rules )" by Lewis Carroll
A king might not disdain to wear
The title so appropriate
To one who never sought to share
Exalted station 'mong the great,
Nor cared if on the scroll of fame
Were never traced his worthy name.
"Honest John" by Hattie Howard
Oh Bibbles, black little bitch
I'd never have let you appropriate me, had I known.
I never dreamed, till now, of the awful time the Lord must
have, "owning" humanity.
Especially democratic live-by-love humanity.
"Bibbles" by D H Lawrence

In news:

In an online video called " creationism is not appropriate for children," he has both stirred up issues and broken my heart.
While LEDs are available in various color temperatures including 3200 degree K and 5000 degree K range, filters are necessary to change the color temperature to the appropriate level.
Many people with epilepsy in low-income countries do not receive appropriate biomedical treatment.
Michael Mancuso/The Times Hopewell Township adopted a new chicken ordinance where roosters and hens will have limited time together and will have to demonstrate appropriate levels of hygiene.
Editor's Note: The above video contains certain images that may not be appropriate for younger or more sensitive viewers.
The song is danceable, features appropriately vacuous lyrics, and has an infectious groove.
In the late 1980's, when cutting-edge artists were busily appropriating sundry signposts of popular culture in ironic and post-modern ways, Mr Fuss took the modernist route.
But if you happen to own a pair of jeans so fancy they merit a spot in your closet instead of a drawer, then bingo: You've found the bottom half of your Bea-appropriate outfit.
As serving sizes have increased, so have plate sizes—and seeing appropriately sized portions swimming on a giant plate can make you feel like you're not getting much food.
The issue, raised at the UBCM by the community of Metchosin, calls for the "appropriate government to decriminalize marijuana and research the regulation and taxation of marijuana.".
Batteries should be maintained in a state of full charge and reconditioned appropriate.
As a purely descriptive term, appropriations would do equally well.
The chaste green and purple cover (appropriately enough the colors of the Wimbledon tennis club) has inset on the back a modest-sized picture of the poet.
The awards highlight the appropriate role of judges in determining who can sue for what.

In science:

We should also mention that some of our constructions and definitions in Sections 3 and 4, once appropriately dualized, reduce to those considered by Nistor in .
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras
However, when the appropriate restriction is met, our RR method is faster, yielding samples in a linear (expected) number of steps.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Jij are the randomly frustrated intercluster interactions, hi local random electric fields, E an applied uniform electric field, and g the appropriate dipole moment .
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
Therefore the four dimensional theory is an anomaly free GUT with fermions in a multiplet which is appropriate to describe a family of quark and leptons (including a right handed neutrino), while any sign of the supersymmetry of the original theory has dissappeared in the process of dimensional reduction.
Supersymmetry Breaking by Dimensional Reduction over Coset Spaces
Moreover we note that the Higgs content of the theory is not appropriate to make the model phenomenologically attractive.
Supersymmetry Breaking by Dimensional Reduction over Coset Spaces
For both cases one may insert the appropriate ansatz in the field equations.
Simple models with Alice fluxes
At a finite temperature the systems should spend time in different valleys with relative proportions given by the appropriate Boltzmann factors .
Computer Science in Physics
Changing the sign of the bonds in such a way that the frustration remains unchanged has no effect on the ground state energy because it can be compensated for by changing the sign of appropriate spins.
Computer Science in Physics
We can continue our scan for the next fold by appropriately reducing the length of the necessary longest prefix match to reflect the new end of the string.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Of course we do not know the frequency fo and parameter po , and therefore have to resample the data over an appropriate grid on the acceleration parameter a.
Resampled random processes in gravitational-wave data analysis
For atom or neutron probes the coupling (2a) is appropriate.
Random Scattering by Atomic Density Fluctuations in Optical Lattices
The 4–point vertex is now easily calculated by summing all the contributions with the appropriate symmetry factors.
Renormalization of noncommutative U(N) gauge theories
In Section 6 it is shown how to construct (perturbative) string vacua from full CFTs with appropriate properties.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Moreover, an appropriate discrete torsion matrix X (31) must be chosen; for details we refer to .
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
RR (ρ) ∼ hΦRR i = hΦRR |ρii ∼ B(RR,J ),ρ . (−)F to the intersection form, one can establish the correspondence Comparing the trace trHρ1 ρ2 to the geometric charge lattice and the appropriate normalization.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory