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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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The official said that Rs1 billion has also been earmarked for widening and improvement of 459km Hoshab-Nag-Basima-Surab section of N-85.
42 Crore berths under Senior Citizen quota were earmarked whose utilization was 85% and 86% respectively.
Because the Justice Department typically reserves at least 1 percent of the earmarked money to defray its program evaluation expenses, the actual amount received by the recipient often will be slightly less than the amount Congress provided.
The committee based its report on figures compiled by the Congressional Research Service and on responses by 50 universities to letters sent by Brown about earmarked projects awarded those institutions.
Rs 1500 million, he said, have been earmarked for 200 km Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab section of Gwadar-Rattodero while for improvement and widening g of balance work of 51 km Kararo Wad section of N-25,Rs 1 billion have been allocated.
He saw to it that $231 million was earmarked for a Knik Arm bridge to be called "Don Young's Way.
PALMDALE - The House of Representatives has earmarked $2.
In a very extensive survey of earmarking, the Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported a record $797 million in earmarked funds for FY 1999, a 51 percent increase over 1998.
Meanwhile, says Rosenzweig, the AAU will no longer fight specific earmarked grants, once they come before Congress, unless those grants are for research rather than buildings.
We were pleased when the President promised to veto earmarked bills in his State of the Union address, and we are glad to learn that Senator Inouye got the message," said CAGW President Tom Schatz.
The government released an amount of Rs85 million for the establishment of Inland Revenue offices in the country for which an amount of Rs148 million has been earmarked in the federal PSDP for the current fiscal year.