Appointment meaning

ə-pointmənt
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(Government) The assignment of a person by an official to perform a duty, such as a presidential appointment of a judge to a court.
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The definition of appointment means the act of choosing a person for a position or the process of giving the person that position.

An example of appointment is the President assigning an individual to the position of the Commissioner of the FDA.

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A person so selected.
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Furnishings, fittings, or equipment.
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Appointment is defined as a meeting set at a specific time.

An example of the word appointment is when a time has been set to meet with a doctor on a specific date.

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(now in the plural) Equipment, furniture.
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An arrangement to do something or meet someone at a particular time and place.
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(law) The act of directing the disposition of property by virtue of a power granted for this purpose.
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(US) A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment.
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The appointment, designation, or placement of an individual in a job, office, or position, or to perform a duty.
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(Law) The exercise of the power of designating (under a power of appointment) a person to enjoy an estate or other specific property; also, the instrument by which the designation is made.
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Furniture; equipment.
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An appointing or being appointed; specif., a naming or selecting for an office, position, etc.
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A position held in this way.
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An arrangement to meet someone or be somewhere at a set time; engagement.
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(law) The designation of beneficiaries and the assignment of property to them by an appointor.
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A job, office, position, or duty to which one has been appointed.
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The act of designating who will receive property pursuant to a power of appointment. See also power of appointment.
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The act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust.

He erred by the appointment of unsuitable men.

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The state of being appointed to a service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position.

The appointment of treasurer.

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Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement.
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An arrangement for a meeting; an engagement.

They made an appointment to meet at six.

I'm leaving work early because I have a doctor's appointment.

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Decree; direction; established order or constitution.

To submit to the divine appointments.

According to the appointment of the priests. --Ezra vi. 9.

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Origin of appointment

  • From Middle French apointement (French appointement). See appoint.

    From Wiktionary