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Definition of Appointment


  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 some 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.
  5. 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.
  7. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; -- properly only in the plural.
  8. A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment.

Appointment Quotations

Not by appointment do we meet delight Or joy; they heed not our expectancy; But round some corner of the streets of life they of a sudden greet us with a smile.
Gerald Massey

If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own.
Richard Cecil

What is it that makes us trust our judges? Their independence in office and manner of appointment.
John Marshall

I started realizing I could be an example for women to not just be aware of breast cancer but to act on it, to make an appointment, to give themselves an exam.
Giuliana Rancic

The intelligent ruler makes the law select men and makes no arbitrary appointment himself; he makes the law measure merits and makes no arbitrary judgment himself.
Han Fei
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Appointment Translations

appointment in Afrikaans is afspraak, aanstelling
appointment in Dutch is benoeming, aanstelling
appointment in French is rendez-vous
appointment in German is Bestimmung, Ernennung
appointment in Italian is lavorazione
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