impropriation

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impropriate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to transfer (property, rights, etc) from the Church into lay hands
 
adj
2.  transferred in this way
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin impropriāre to make one's own, from Latin im-in-² + propriāre to appropriate]
 
impropri'ation
 
n
 
im'propriator
 
n

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