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impropriate

verb (ɪmˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt)
1.
(transitive) to transfer (property, rights, etc) from the Church into lay hands
adjective (ɪmˈprəʊprɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
2.
transferred in this way
Derived Forms
impropriation, noun
impropriator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin impropriāre to make one's own, from Latin im-in-² + propriāre to appropriate
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