From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unappropriated \Un`ap*pro"pri*a`ted\, a. [Pref. un- not +
   1. Not specially appropriate; having no special application.
      --J. Warton.
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   2. Not granted to any person, corporation, or the like, to
      the exclusion of others; as, unappropriated lands.
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   3. Not granted for, or applied to, any specific purpose; as,
      the unappropriated moneys in the treasury.
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   Note: In the proceedings of the United States congress, money
         for specific purposes must first be authorized by law,
         and must subsequently be appropriated in a separate
         action. Money authorized but not appropriated may be
         described as unappropriated.
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