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Synonyms for misappropriationmis·ap·pro·pri·a·tion

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  1. misappropriationnoun


  2. misappropriationnoun

    The wrongful, fraudulent or corrupt use of other's funds in one's care.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. embezzlement, peculation, defalcation, misapplication, misappropriationnoun

    the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

    embezzlement, misapplication, defalcation, peculation

  2. misappropriationnoun

    wrongful borrowing

    "his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory"

    embezzlement, misapplication, defalcation, peculation

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  1. List of paraphrases for "misappropriation":

    embezzlement, diversion, misuse, malfeasance, hijacking, misdirection

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  1. Michael Madden:

    ( Kim) is not going to want these military commissars helping themselves to any of this assistance coming to the North, that was a problem during the sunshine period, a lot of misappropriation and malfeasance.

  2. Parliament Damian Collins:

    After New FIFA requested urgent information from the Bahrain FA regarding the misappropriation of funds, Sheikh Salman did not comment until early December 2009, at which point Sheikh Salman denied those claims, however the Bahrain FA did not dispute the contents of the leaked documents.

  3. Chaka Fattah:

    I'll stand by my previous statement that I've never been involved in wrongdoing, any unlawful activity, any misappropriation of federal funds, and I think that there's a lot for us to digest once we see the indictment.

  4. Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko:

    Upon independent review...I have found no evidence to support the allegation about the alleged misappropriation of 250 billion shillings or any part thereof, further, I have found no evidence disclosing any criminality of any government officials. In the premises and, as matters stand now, there is no evidence upon which a prosecution may ensue.

  5. Prime Minister Najib Razak:

    Regarding the allegations of corruption linking several individuals to a property purchase in Melbourne, the authorities here will thoroughly investigate those allegations, and if there are any wrongdoings and misappropriation, action will be taken.

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