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Earmark

1. To set aside money to use only for a certain, stated purpose. Earmarking is common in both personal savings and in corporate finance, as well as in government. For example, an individual may earmark reserves for his/her honeymoon and a company may do the same to pay off bonds when they mature. Likewise, a politician may earmark government funds for a project in his/her district. When politicians earmark funds, the word takes on a slightly negative connotation. See also: Pork barrel spending.

2. Money that has been earmarked.
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000 million have been earmarked for nine CPEC projects.
200 million has been earmarked to help less fortunate children.
The dog is a light brindle who has the tip of his tail missing and is earmarked PSM 1.
Appropriations that are earmarked can be wasteful, excessive, and unconstitutional--and when they are, Congress should vote against the spending.
9 billion in earmarked projects approved for fiscal 2010 represented less than half of 1 percent of the budget.
Rs 10984 million has been earmarked for Tarbela Fourth Extension hydro Power Project.
According to Brown's committee, 42 percent of the $708 million earmarked in 1992 supported research and development.
However, child support is earmarked for the children only.
These are good projects, not pork," declared then-Illinois freshman Michael Patrick Flanagan, referring to $25 million that was earmarked for Chicago waterfront repairs and transit projects during his unsuccessful re-election campaign last year.
If 20% of total distribution revenue is earmarked to cover these fixed costs, then the minimum scale required to break even is distribution revenue of $150 million (roughly $75 million of first-year commissions).
Earmarking funds is perfectly acceptable to UNICEF, which then can divert funds originally earmarked for the project to more general purposes.
Last year, approximately 800 local law enforcement agencies as well as nonprofit organizations received more than half a billion dollars in earmarked funding for a range of justice-related initiatives.