Cannibalization Law and Legal Definition

According to 41 CFR 102-37.25 [Title 41 Public Contracts and Property Management; Subtitle C Federal Property Management Regulations System; Chapter 102 Federal Management Regulation System; Subchapter B Personal Property; Part 102-37 Donation of Surplus Personal Property; Subpart A General Provisions], cannibalization means "to remove serviceable parts from one item of equipment in order to install them on another item of equipment."