1. The act of setting apart or assigning to a particular use or person, or of taking to one's self, in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose, as of a piece of ground for a park, or of money to carry out some object.

2. Anything, especially money, thus set apart.

The Commons watched carefully over the appropriation.

3. (Law) (a) The severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation. Blackstone. (b) The application of payment of money by a debtor to his creditor, to one of several debts which are due from the former to the latter. Chitty.

(Ap*pro"pri*a*tive) a. Appropriating; making, or tending to, appropriation; as, an appropriative act.Ap*pro"pri*a*tive*ness, n.

(Ap*pro"pri*a`tor) n.

1. One who appropriates.

2. (Law) A spiritual corporation possessed of an appropriated benefice; also, an impropriator.

(Ap*prov"a*ble) a. Worthy of being approved; meritorious.Ap*prov"a*ble*ness, n.

(Ap*prov"al) n. Approbation; sanction.

A censor . . . without whose approval n capital sentences are to be executed.

Syn. — See Approbation.

(Ap*prov"ance) n. Approval. [Archaic] Thomson.

(Ap*prove") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Approved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Approving.] [OE. aproven, appreven, to prove, OF. aprover, F. approuver, to approve, fr. L. approbare; ad + probare to esteem as good, approve, prove. See Prove, and cf. Approbate.]

1. To show to be real or true; to prove. [Obs.]

Wouldst thou approve thy constancy? Approve
First thy obedience.

2. To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically.

Opportunities to approve . . . worth.

He had approved himself a great warrior.

'T is an old lesson; Time approves it true.

His account . . . approves him a man of thought.

3. To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; as, to approve the decision of a court-martial.

4. To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of; as, we approve the measured of the administration.

5. To make or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.

The first care and concern must be to approve himself to God.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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