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Misappropriated   Listen
misappropriated  adj.  Taken for one's own use in violation of a trust.
Synonyms: embezzled.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Misappropriated" Quotes from Famous Books

... at the same time, to the same people: we saw a lot of each other as fellow articled clerks. He afterwards practised in Nottingham, and he held some good appointments. But he'd a perfect mania for gambling—the turf—and he went utterly wrong, and misappropriated clients' money, and in the end he got into prison, and was, of course, struck off the rolls. I never heard anything of him for years, and then one day, some time ago, he turned up here and begged me to give him a job. I did—and I'll do him the credit to say that he ...
— The Talleyrand Maxim • J. S. Fletcher

... be no doubt," said Mr Montefiore many years later, speaking on the same subject, "that trusts connected with charitable or strictly religious institutions are more liable than others to be, if not strictly speaking misappropriated, at least misdirected, though it may probably be unintentional, more especially when the religious views of the trustees differ from those of the testator. The trust in this particular instance being connected with the study of a ...
— Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I • Sir Moses Montefiore

... station an' de spress office an' mo' dan dat de post-office on de river was visited, too, in de same buglarious fashion an' a big lot o' pussonal property misappropriated by de nocturnal malefactors. Dey done said dat dey was abo't to call on de bank ...
— The Hilltop Boys - A Story of School Life • Cyril Burleigh

Words linked to "Misappropriated" :   embezzled

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