Definition of misappropriation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

misappropriation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsəˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsəˌproʊpriˈeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the act of taking somebody else's money or property for yourself, especially when they have trusted you to take care of it the misappropriation of funds