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Definition of Appointment

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

Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor's appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops.
Sloane Crosley

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

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
Stendhal

As long as the appointment process is transparent and there is a broad mix of political views among the governors of the BBC, I think the public can feel confident that impartiality and independence are just as important to me as they have been to previous incumbents.
Gavyn Davies
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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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