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From Middle French apointement (French appointement). See appoint.
- (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈpɔɪnt.mɛnt/
- (Southern American English) IPA(key): /əˈpɔɪnt.mɪnt/, [əˈpʰɔɪ̯nʔmɪnʔ], [əˈpʰɔɪ̯̃ʔmɪnʔ]
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appointment (plural appointments)
- The act of appointing a person to hold an office or to have a position of trust
- His appointment as treasurer was deemed suitable.
- Synonym: designation
- The state of being appointed to a service or office; an office to which one is appointed
- the appointment of treasurer
- Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement.
- An arrangement between people to meet; an engagement.
- They made an appointment to meet at six.
- I'm leaving work early because I have a doctor's appointment.
- (religion) Decree; direction; established order or constitution.
- To submit to the divine appointments.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Ezra 6:9:
- According to the appointment of the priests.
- (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.
- (government) The assignment of a person by an official to perform a duty, such as a presidential appointment of a judge to a court.
- (in the plural) Equipment, furniture.
- Template:RQ:Charles Dickens Dombey and Son
- 1910, Saki [pseudonym; Hector Hugh Munro], “The Soul of Laploshka”, in Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches, London: Methuen & Co. […], →OCLC, page 70:
- The appointments were primitive, but the Schnitzel, the beer, and the cheese could not have been improved on.
- (US) An honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college.
- to have an appointment
- (obsolete) The allowance paid to a public officer.
- (act of appointing): dismissal
act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office
state of being appointed to a service or office; office to which one is appointed
arrangement for a meeting; an engagement
law: exercise of the power of designating a person to enjoy a specific property
assignment of a person by an official to perform a duty
honorary part or exercise
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- “appointment”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
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