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misappropriation

n. the intentional, illegal use of the property or funds of another person for one's own use or other unauthorized purpose, particularly by a public official, a trustee of a trust, an executor or administrator of a dead person's estate, or by any person with a responsibility to care for and protect another's assets (a fiduciary duty). It is a felony (a crime punishable by a prison sentence). (See: fiduciary, embezzlement, theft, larceny)

misappropriation

noun abuse, appropriation for a dishonest use, appropriation for a wrongful use, arrogation, breach of trust, conversion, defalcation, defraudation, embezzlement, fraud, fraudulent conversion, illegal use of property, larceny, malversation, misapplication, misusage, misuse, peculation, pilferage, stealing, swindle, theft, thievery, wrongful conversion of property, wrongful use
Associated concepts: conversion, misappropriation of funds
See also: abuse, embezzlement, larceny, misapplication, misusage, misuse, plagiarism, theft
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Harvinderjit: In the red notice against Jho Low, it was for (alleged) involvement in CBT and misappropriation of SRC funds?
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Large scale financial misappropriation was reported in Pakistani million in Bulgaria.
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Mr Wario and Mr Keino will be charged with abuse of office over the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for the team that represented Kenya in the Rio games.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented a report in the court which held Haqqani responsible for the misappropriation of the aforementioned embassy funds.
Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court granted permission to Financial Crimes Division (FCID) to record a statement from former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and investigate his bank accounts with regard to the misappropriation of Rs 600 million.
The former governor is connected with allegations of misappropriation worth SLK600m and the court order will allow investigating authorities to probe his bank account.
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IANS Kochi Powerful SNDP Yogam supremo Vellapally Natesan on Wednesday suffered a major setback when the Kerala High Court dismissed his plea seeking quashing of an FIR registered against him over alleged fraud and financial misappropriation in a microfinance scheme.
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