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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

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

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.
Thurgood Marshall

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

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.
Horace Mann
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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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