Earmarking
Earmark Ear"mark`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Earmarked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Earmarking}.] 1. To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear. [1913 Webster]

2. To designate or reserve for a specific purpose; as, the alumni fund was earmarked for dormitory construction. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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