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IMPROPRIATION, eccl. law. The act, of employing the revenues of a church living to one's own use; it is also a parsonage or ecclesiastical living in the hands of a layman, or which descends by inheritance. Tech. Dict. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The main causes of land degradation are unsustainable use of agricultural land, removal of natural vegetation, overgrazing, deforestation, injudicious use of resources as water and machinery, unsuitable crop rotation and impropriate irrigation practices.
Subsequent neutrophil (polymorphonuclear neutrophil [PMN])-predominant inflammatory response as well as diffuse alveolar damage and pulmonary and systemic vascular leak is the key features of VILI, [sup][3],[4],[5] although the mechanisms of VILI with different impropriate ventilation parameters are not fully understood.
As a result, the dereliction of chief building inspector, Malik Abdul Aziz and assistant building inspector, Niga Hussain was found in construction of buildings on impropriate locations.
Another complaint took issue with the Lincoln costume, saying, "[S]he was dressed more in line with a video geared towards MTV, her performance was impropriate for broadcast tv, as she grinded along there was a costumed performer depicting President Lincoln following behind her and alongside her and the character acted quite lecherous even patting her on the backside.
The mother, 43, said: "She told me that he was searching her room then he touched her in an impropriate way and then left.
If KF proceeds normally, the theoretical and actual covariance of innovations should be identical; otherwise the covariance matrix of measurement noise [R.sub.k-1] must be impropriate provided that [H.sub.k], [F.sub.k/k-1], and [Q.sub.k-1] are all correct.
Based on the Reliability Analysis (RA) and the Exploring Factorial Analysis (EFA) using SPSS, about 11 impropriate items were eliminated because they do not have enough correlation with other items or the measured items they load.
Later, some people are deployed to browse through these published messages and remove those impropriate. No matter which kind of review is used, if a message is found impropriate for the website, the message and corresponding signature are sent to open authority for further treatment.
On the contrary, impropriate chosen timeout may cause increasing of trivial and inexplicable rules.
The source added that university administration and its allied functionaries who got benefits above the law using impropriate means to stop employees to participate in the general body meeting.
The latest statistics of the Social Communication Department pointed out that there were 90 complaints from 20/7/2011 till 17/9/2011 including 2 complaints about misuse of authority, 65 about administrative and financial breaches, 7 about delay of the citizens' transactions, 5 about impropriate procedures for tender awarding and 11 about other issues.