Synonyms of 'appropriation'
2 seizureDictionary, taking, takeover
fraud and illegal appropriation of land
one of the biggest seizures of heroin ever
the government's assumption of power
the country's annexation of its neighbour
Anyone convicted of drug trafficking would be liable to confiscation of assets and imprisonment.
illegal expropriation of their assets
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The allocation of something is the decision that it should be given to a particular person or used for a particular purpose.
Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
An allotment of something is a share or amount of it that is given to someone.
His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
Thesaurus for appropriation from the Collins English Thesaurus
An appropriation is an amount of money that a government or organization reserves for a particular purpose.