misappropriation etymology

English word misappropriation comes from English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.), English appropriation

Detailed word origin of misappropriation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
appropriation English (eng) (arts) The use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work.. (sociology) The assimilation of concepts into a governing framework.. An act or instance of appropriating.. Public funds set aside for a specific purpose.. That which is appropriated.
misappropriation English (eng) The wrongful, fraudulent or corrupt use of other's funds in one's care.

Words with the same origin as misappropriation

Descendants of mis-
misapprehension misbehavior miscalculation misconception misconduct misdirect misdirection misfit misfortune mishap misinterpret misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation misstep mistreat mistreatment mistrial mistrust misunderstand misuse