The image gives a new take on Sherrie Levine-ish appropriation, getting at it through full-blown still life.
You could write a thick book tracing his appropriation of rhetoric from Lincoln, FDR, Truman, JFK, and lately, Teddy Roosevelt.
The 2009 appropriation tripled the rate of assistance that the U.S. had been sending.
The “culprits” in the appropriation of my discipline are two of my best friends, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein.
And Obama took a proactive role in requesting the 2009 appropriation.
He stands charged with unlawful, if not criminal, appropriation of gifts and moneys.
How about the blatant person who had declared HE could have gotten the appropriation?
He would ask, could not an appropriation be made for the use of the Military Establishment in general terms?
Congress had already made an appropriation of $850,000 to build gunboats.
The Council accepted the challenge, and rejected the appropriation Bill.
late 14c., "taking (something) as private property," from Late Latin appropriationem (nominative appropriatio) "a making one's own," noun of action from past participle stem of appropriare (see appropriate). Meaning "setting aside for some purpose" (especially of money) first attested 1789 in U.S. Constitution.
The grant of money by a legislature for some specific purpose. The authority to grant appropriations, popularly known as the power of the purse, gives legislatures a powerful check over executive branches and judicial branches, for no public money can be spent without legislative approval. Congress, for example, can approve or reject the annual budget requests of the executive branch for its agencies and programs, thereby influencing both domestic and foreign policy. (See also checks and balances and pork-barrel legislation.)