Definition of Appointment

1. Noun. The act of putting a person into a non-elective position. "The appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

Exact synonyms: Assignment, Designation, Naming
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Decision, Determination
Specialized synonyms: Nomination, Co-optation, Co-option, Delegacy, Ordinance, Ordination, Recognition
Derivative terms: Assign, Designate, Name, Name

2. Noun. A meeting arranged in advance. "She asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
Exact synonyms: Date, Engagement
Generic synonyms: Get Together, Meeting
Specialized synonyms: Blind Date, Double Date, Rendezvous, Tryst
Member holonyms: Date, Escort
Derivative terms: Date, Date

3. Noun. (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel).
Exact synonyms: Fitting
Generic synonyms: Furnishing
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Derivative terms: Fit

4. Noun. A person who is appointed to a job or position.
Exact synonyms: Appointee
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Appoint, Appoint

5. Noun. The job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed. "He applied for an appointment in the treasury"
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation

6. Noun. (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"
Generic synonyms: Disposal, Disposition
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Appointment

1. n. 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.

Definition of Appointment

1. Noun. The act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being appointed to a service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position. ¹

3. Noun. Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement. ¹

4. Noun. An arrangement for a meeting; an engagement. ¹

5. Noun. Decree; direction; established order or constitution. ¹

6. Noun. (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. ¹

7. Noun. (Government) The assignment of a person by an official to perform a duty, such as a presidential appointment of a judge to a court. ¹

8. Noun. (context: now in the plural) Equipment, furniture. ¹

9. Noun. (American English) A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment. ¹

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Definition of Appointment

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appointment

apply oneself
appointment (current term)
appointment book
appointment calendar
appointment diary
appointments and schedules

Literary usage of Appointment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"the case where an appointment is made for 705*] eight townships, and another 'distinct appointment is made for the ninth; for then there are, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"A joint appointment by deed, subject to a proviso for revocation and re-appointment by the husband and wife and the survivor, well revoked by the wife ..."

3. Report by Canada Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee to Inquire into the Present Condition of the Civil Service (1877)
"I think I have stated important reasons to show that preliminary examinations are not sufficient ; an employé, prior to his appointment, may have had a good ..."

4. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1899)
"May I most respectfully urge that you will not make the appointment to the Library ... The appointment of an untried man is at best a hazardous experiment, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"Society at Cairo, Egypt, and Mr. GW Mason has received an appointment in the ... Another important step has been the appointment of Mr. R. Newstead to the ..."

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