Webster 1913 Edition
appropriatus, p. p. of
propriareto appropriate, fr.
propriusone’s own, proper. See
Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
In its strict and
Appropriateacts of divine worship.
It is not at all times easy to find words
appropriateto express our ideas.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right;
as, let no man.
appropriatethe use of a common benefit
To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; – with to or for;
as, a spot of ground is
appropriatedfor a garden; to
appropriatemoney for the increase of the navy.
To make suitable; to suit.
(Eng. Eccl. Law)
To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property.
A property; attribute.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.