misappropriation

misappropriation
The unauthorized, improper, or unlawful use of funds or other property for purpose other than that for which intended. Misappropriation of a client's funds is any unauthorized use of client's funds entrusted to an attorney, including not only stealing but also unauthorized temporary use for lawyer's own purpose, whether or not he derives any personal gain or benefit therefrom. In re Harrison, D.C.App., 461 A.2d 1034, 1036.
Term may also embrace the taking and use of another's property for sole purpose of capitalizing unfairly on good will and reputation of property owner. Pocket Books, Inc. v. Dell Pub. Co., 49 Misc.2d 252, 267 N.Y.S.2d 269, 272.
See also embezzlement

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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