APPRO'PRIATE, verb transitive [Latin ad and proprius, private, peculiar. See Proper.]
1. To set apart for, or assign to a particular use, in exclusion of all other uses; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden.
2. To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right.
Let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.
3. To make peculiar; as, to appropriate names to ideas.
4. To sever an ecclesiastical benefice, and annex it to a spiritual corporation, sole or aggregate, being the patron of the living.
1. Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; set apart for a particular use or person; as, religious worship is an appropriate duty to the Creator.
2. Most suitable, fit or proper; as, to use appropriate words in pleading.