Definitions for: Appointment


[n] (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment; "she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"
[n] the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
[n] the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed; "he applied for an appointment in the treasury"
[n] (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
[n] a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
[n] a person who is appointed to a job or position



Webster (1913) Definition: Ap*point"ment, n. [Cf. F. appointement.]
1. The act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an
office or discharge a trust; as, he erred by the
appointment of unsuitable men.

2. The state of being appointed to som? service or office; an
office to which one is appointed; station; position; an,
the appointment of treasurer.

3. Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual
agreement. Hence:: Arrangement for a meeting; engagement;
as, they made an appointment to meet at six.

4. Decree; direction; established order or constitution; as,
to submit to the divine appointments.

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

5. (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.

6. Equipment, furniture, as for a ship or an army; whatever
is appointed for use and management; outfit; (pl.) the
accouterments of military officers or soldiers, as belts,
sashes, swords.

The cavaliers emulated their chief in the richness
of their appointments. --Prescott.

I'll prove it in my shackles, with these hands Void
of appointment, that thou liest. --Beau. & Fl.

7. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a
perquisite; -- properly only in the plural. [Obs.]

An expense proportioned to his appointments and
fortune is necessary. --Chesterfield.

8. A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a
public exhibition of a college; as, to have an
appointment. [U.S.]

Syn: Designation; command; order; direction; establishment;
equipment.

Synonyms: appointee, assignment, date, designation, engagement, fitting, naming

See Also: blind date, business, conclusion, co-optation, co-option, decision, delegacy, determination, disposal, disposition, escort, furnishings, get together, human, individual, job, line, line of work, meeting, mortal, nomination, occupation, ordinance, ordination, person, rendezvous, somebody, someone, soul, tryst

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