misappropriation

Definitions of misappropriation
1

n the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

Synonyms:
defalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, peculation
Types:
raid
an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
plunderage
the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
Type of:
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

n wrongful borrowing

“his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory”
Type of:
adoption, borrowing
the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

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