Impropriate
Impropriate Im*pro"pri*ate, v. i. To become an impropriator. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Impropriate — Im*pro pri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impropriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impropriating}.] [Pref. im in + L. propriatus, p. p. of propriare to appropriate. See {Appropriate}.] 1. To appropriate to one s self; to assume. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impropriate — Im*pro pri*ate, a. (Eng. Eccl. Law) Put into the hands of a layman; impropriated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impropriate — [im prō′prē āt΄; ] for adj., usually [, im prō′prēit] vt. impropriated, impropriating 〚< ML(Ec) impropriatus, pp. of ML impropriare, to take as one s own < L in, in + proprius, one s own〛 1. to transfer (church income or property) to private… …   Universalium

  • impropriate — I verb accroach, adopt, annex, apply to one s own uses, appropriate, arrogate, assume, assume ownership, avail oneself of, bear away, carry away, claim, claim unduly, confer ownership on oneself, convert, disseise, embezzle, employ, help oneself… …   Law dictionary

  • impropriate — [im prō′prē āt΄; ] for adj., usually [, im prō′prēit] vt. impropriated, impropriating [< ML(Ec) impropriatus, pp. of ML impropriare, to take as one s own < L in, in + proprius, one s own] 1. to transfer (church income or property) to… …   English World dictionary

  • impropriate — verb In ecclesiastical law to place ecclesiastical property under control or management of a layperson …   Wiktionary

  • impropriate — [ɪm prəʊprɪeɪt] verb [usu. as adjective impropriated] grant (an ecclesiastical benefice) to a corporation or person as their property. ↘place (tithes or ecclesiastical property) in lay hands. Derivatives impropriation noun Origin C16: from Anglo… …   English new terms dictionary

  • impropriate — im·pro·pri·ate …   English syllables

  • impropriate — Ecclesiastical Law –adjective /ɪmˈproʊpriət/ (say im prohpreeuht), / prieɪt/ (say preeayt) 1. devolved into the hands of a layperson. –verb (t) /ɪmˈproʊprieɪt/ (say im prohpreeayt) (impropriated, impropriating) 2. to place (ecclesiastical… …   Australian English dictionary

  • impropriate —   v.t. transfer (ecclesiastical revenue) to layman.    ♦ impropriation,    ♦ impropriator,    ♦ impropriatrix, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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