Definitions of appointment

  1. a person who is appointed to a job or position Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed; "he applied for an appointment in the treasury" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement. Hence:: Arrangement for a meeting; engagement; as, they made an appointment to meet at six. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Decree; direction; established order or constitution; as, to submit to the divine appointments. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The state of being appointed to som service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position; an, the appointment of treasurer. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; - properly only in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The different methods of scheduling patient visits, appointment systems, individual or group appointments, waiting times, waiting lists for hospitals, walk-in clinics, etc. Medical Dictionary DB
  16. The act of assigning to an office; the position or office assigned; an engagement; an arrangement to meet by mutual agreement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Settlement: situation: arrangement:-pl. equipments. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Order; settlement; designation to office; office; equipment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. An appointing or being appointed; position; service; station; office; an agreement, as for meeting at a given time; an engagement; stipulation; equipment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Equipments of a ship, an army, an officer, &c.; accoutrements. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. The act of appointing to an office; situation, or office assigned; fixing by mutual agreement; what is decreed or appointed; command or order; allowance; a devise or grant to a charitable use. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. State of being appointed; being named for an office; a situation or office; established order. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. The accoutrements of an officer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; -- properly only in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. In chancery practice. The exercise of a right to designate the person or persons who are to take the use of real estate. 2 Washb. Real Prop. 302. The act of a person in directing the disposition of property, by limiting a use, or by substituting a new use for a former one, in pursuance of a power granted to him for that purpose by a preceding deed, called a "power of appointment:" also the deed or other instrument by which he so conveys. Where the power embraces several permitted objects, and the appointment is made to one or more of them, excluding others, it is called "exclusive." Appointment may signify an appropriation of money to a specific purpose. Harris v. Clark, 3 N. T. 93, 119, 51 Am. Dec. 352. In public law. The selection or designation of a person, by the person or persons having authority therefor, to fill an office or public function and discharge the duties of the same. State v. New Orleans, 41 La Ann. 156, 0 South. 592; Wickersham v. Brit- tan, 93 Cal. 34, 28 Pac. 792, 15 L. R. A. 100; Sliced v. Crawford, 3 Mete. (Ky.) 210. The term "appointment" is to be distinguished from "election." The former is an executive act, whereby a person is named as the in cumbent of an office and invested therewith, by one or more individuals who have the sole power and right to select and constitute the officer. Election means that the person is chosen by sl principle of selection in the nature of a vote, participated in by the public generally or by the entire class of persons qualified to express their choice in this manner. See McPherson v. Blacker, 140 U. S. 1, 13 Sup. Ct. 3, 30 L. Ed. 809; State v. Compson. 34 Or. 25, 54 Pac. 349; Reid v. Gorsuch, 67 N. J. Law, 396, 51 Atl. 457; State v. Squire, 39 Ohio St. 197; State v. Williams. 60 Kan. 837, 58 Pac. 476. thelawdictionary.org
  26. Chancery practice. The act of a person authorized by a will or other instrument to direct how trust property shall be disposed of, directing such disposition agreeably to the general directions of the trust. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  27. The appointment must be made in such a manner as to come within the spirit of the power. And although at law the rule only requires that some allotment, however small, shall be given to each person, when the power is to appoint to and among several persons; the rule in equity differs, and requires a real and substantial portion to each, and a mere nominal allotment to one is deemed illusory and fraudulent. When the distribution is left to discretion, without any prescribed rule, Is to such of the children as the trustee shall think proper, he may appoint to one only; 5 Ves. 857; but if the words be, 'amongst' the children as he should think proper, each must have a share, and the doctrine of illusory appointment applies. 4 Ves. 771 Prec. Ch. 256; 2 Vern. 513. Vide, generally, 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 40, 95, 201, 235, 237; 2 Id. 1 27; 1 Vern.67, n.; 1 Ves. Jr. 31 0, n.; 4 Kent, Com. 337; Sugd. on Pow. Index, h. t.; 2 Hill. Ab. Index, h. t.; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1921, et seq. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  28. Government, wills. The act by which a person is selected and invested with an office; as the appointment of a judge, of which the making out of his commission is conclusive evidence. 1 Cranch, 137, 155; 10 Pet. 343. The appointment of an executor, which is done by nominating him as such in a will or testament. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  29. By appointment is also understood a public employment, nearly synonymous with office. The distinction is this, that the term appointment is of a more extensive signification than office; for example, the act of authorizing a man to print the laws of the United States by authority, and the right conveyed by such an act, is an appointment, but the right thus conveyed is not an office. 17 S. & R. 219, 233. See 3 S. & R. 157; Coop. Just. 599, 604. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  30. The state of being appointed to somappointment of treasurer. dictgcide_fs
  31. The exercise of the power of designating (under a dictgcide_fs
  32. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; properly only in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  33. Appointing; engagement, assignation; decree, ordinance; office assigned; (usu. pl.) outfit; keep, break, an a., appear, fail to appear, at fixed place and time. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. n. Act of appointing or state of being appointed ;—stipulation ; arrangement;—whatever is appointed ;— a time fixed for meeting ;— an allowance or salary ;—pl. the accoutrements of officers, or equipments of vessels. Cabinet Dictionary
  35. Stipulation; decree, establishment; direction, order; equipment, furniture; an allowance paid to any man. Complete Dictionary