Translation of appropriation in Spanish:


apropiación, n.

Pronunciation /əˌproʊpriˈeɪʃ(ə)n//əˌprəʊprɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/


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    apropiación feminine
    • To defend appropriation for a moment, one of the things artists of that generation articulated was the impossibility to conceive of cultural production as anything other than appropriation.
    • After all, technologically ambitious image making has always developed in two complementary and competing paths: as overwhelming presentation in a public space and as private appropriation.
    • He believes cultural appropriation is ‘artistically wrong.’
    • They have smokescreened a programme of violence and intimidation behind appropriation of the Irish language and simplistic slogans but the zealotry can be carried to degrees that are self-defeating.
    • Looting of their properties and appropriation of their business establishments are undertaken to ensure that they do not return.
    • This provides that a person's appropriation of another's property is not to be regarded as dishonest if he believes that he has the right in law to deprive the other of it.
    • The film is humorous at times, yet it ultimately symbolizes something more serious, namely the fine line between white admiration and white appropriation of black culture.
    • Issues of cultural appropriation and colonialism come to the surface against a backdrop of often confusing or nonsensical vignettes from various Tintin stories.
    • As one moves further from the Wiccan mainstream, neopaganism's eclectic quality - its status as a religion of appropriation - becomes yet more obvious.
    • But if the rumours are true that all white pop music is watered-down corporate-led cynical appropriation of black culture, the suits have done a pretty good job in turning in a formula that works both ways.
    • While I know plagiarism, appropriation, copying, etc exist, I also know that every instance of similarity does not equal an instance of compromised professional ethics.
    • I mean, white kids in Vancouver are so far removed from the Black and Puerto Rican urban centres which originally spawned hip-hop culture that a certain amount of appropriation was inevitable.
    • To use that intellectual property for private purposes - or not to share that information with the public - is just as serious an offence against the public as any other appropriation of public property for private purposes.
    • The genocide, dehumanisation of the people through forced labour, expropriation of land and appropriation of cattle all contributed to the redefinition of manhood.
    • Or is it merely appropriation of the latest fad?
    • ‘It needn't be a vehicle for retribution, just somewhere where tales of white appropriation of black culture, not to mention outright theft, can finally be laid to rest’.
    • I feel very strongly that these changes should be made because rock music is one of the few means of expression that remains a strong voice, despite the effects of co-option and appropriation.
    • Generally, what is considered reclamation is rather appropriation or confiscation of what is legitimately and historically part of the waterbodies.
    • American culture, the editors argue, has been developed in the ‘flux of appropriation and contrast from and with the margins of society.’
    • Firstly extending CPOs in this way would be yet another indication of the increased regulation of private property and its easy appropriation by the State.
  • 2

    (of funds)
    asignación feminine
    • I think there will be money in a supplemental appropriation as early as next week.
    • I want to talk about an issue that relates to the appropriations and where more money will be sent.
    • And a private member's bill is legislation covering anything other than legislation imposing or varying a tax or requiring the appropriation of revenue.
    • Some in Congress are trying to find a steadier funding stream for port security than appropriations.
    • Although Congress has scrutinized the subsidy almost annually and until 1993 required annual renewals, its character as a tax appropriation has made the subsidy less publicly visible.
    • So he's going to remind us that our homeland is more secure, but it needs to be even more secure yet, meaning appropriations of money.
    • A much bigger threat to our freedom is an overweening state that plays on our fears to justify the appropriation of even more money to special interests, the mobilization of which will ensure that it stays in power.
    • Besides, billions of dollars already pay for infrastructure through bonds, direct appropriations and federal funding.
    • Despite these cuts and the appropriation of local tax revenues, the state government will have to borrow $17.2 billion through bond sales and pass on $8 billion in debt to the next fiscal year.
    • Congress actually passed a bill which made Sunday closing a condition for the appropriation of federal money.
    • And last week, a Senate subcommittee on homeland security appropriations tried to cut funding to mass transit.
    • Thus air defense planners competed against fellow Army Air Forces officers in the struggle to obtain appropriations.
    • Budget allocations and appropriations must be made individually during each year of the program.
    • The requirement of a legislative appropriation applies to an expenditure by the Crown to perform a contract no less than an expenditure for any other purpose.
    • The bill called for a modest appropriation of five million dollars per year to launch the project.
    • The responsibility rests entirely with Congress allocating the appropriations required and with the executive branch of the Government.
    • The remaining $11.1 million will come from state appropriations for capital projects.
    • To make the appropriation of sale tax revenue more palatable, proponents labeled it a ‘sporting goods’ tax.
    • Significant lags, for example, exist between appropriations for state construction projects and actual construction activity.
    • And Mary and I attended one of her workshops to learn how to get appropriations for work-well projects in our state.
  • 3

    (in US government)
    partida feminine
    asignación feminine
    before noun the House/Senate Appropriations Commitee el Comité de gastos de la Cámara de Representantes/del Senado