Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper. In its strict and appropriate meaning. Porteus. Appropriate acts of divine worship. Stillingfleet. It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate to express our ideas. Locke.
1 To take to one’s self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.
2 To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; — with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.
3 To make suitable; to suit. [Archaic] Paley.
4 (Eng. Eccl. Law)
To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property. Blackstone.
A property; attribute. [Obs.]