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noun [countable/uncountable] formal     appropriation pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    money that must be used in a particular way, according to an official decision
    appropriation for:

    The budget includes an appropriation of £385 million for infrastructure improvements.

  2. 2
    the action of taking something, especially when you have no right to take it
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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