|1.||[ noun ] (law,criminal law) the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else|
|Synonyms:||peculation defalcation misapplication embezzlement|
|Related terms:||larceny raid plunderage embezzle|
|2.||[ noun ] wrongful borrowing|
"his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory"