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Appropriation

An assignment of money to a department, project or something else. For example, a government may appropriate a certain amount of money to its defense department to fund the department's operations for a year.

appropriation

(1) Taking private land for public use,as by condemnation. (2) Taking public property for private use,such as using water from a navigable river for irrigation purposes. (3) Legislatively designating government funds for a project.

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Not less than $25,000,000 for East Timor of which up to $1,000,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for Operating Expenses of the Agency for International Development.
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These amounts are not binding on the Armed Services or Appropriations committees.
The money will be used for land surveys and easement acquisitions needed to relocate the three-mile portion of the national trail within Agua Dulce, according to National Forest Service officials, who must provide a progress report and action plan to Congress' Appropriations Committee by March 1.
Some other calculations attempt to reach a "pure" HIV/AIDS appropriations amount by counting only 60% of the appropriation for the Global Fund, reflecting the proportion the Global Fund spends just on HIV/AIDS.
may by law, be authorized to augment any item in the general appropriations law for their respective offices from savings in other items of their respective appropriations.
Fitch estimates that if the 2013 appropriation were reduced from 2012 levels in an amount that is 10% or greater this would put debt service coverage on the cusp of the threshold ratio appropriate for its current 'AA-' rating.
In contrast to the House, the Senate does not prohibit committee amendments or measures reported by the Appropriations Committee from including an appropriation for an agency or activity not authorized by law.
6 billion Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill funds a variety of programs and services administered by the Department of Defense, the VA and other federal agencies.
In this report, GAO (1) identified funding for GWOT in fiscal years 2004 and 2005, (2) compared supplemental appropriations for GWOT in fiscal year 2004 to the military services' reported obligations, and (3) compared supplemental appropriations for GWOT in fiscal year 2005 to the military services' projected obligations.
Because this pedagogical issue is such a familiar one with writing teachers, many are certain they know exactly where "good teaching" devolves into text appropriation.
Ligon's intervention revealed a potentially deep connection between appropriative practices and investigations of identity, a link that was overlooked during the important early phase of theorizing appropriation in the '80s--especially as far as an artist like Mapplethorpe was concerned.

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