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 som░ 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.
According to the appointment of the priests. --Ezra vi. 9.
5. 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.
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.
The cavaliers emulated their chief in the richness of their appointments. --Prescott.
I'll prove it in my shackles, with these hands
Void of appointment, that thou liest. --Beau. & Fl.
7. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; -- properly only in the plural. [Obs.]
An expense proportioned to his appointments and fortune is necessary. --Chesterfield.
8. A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment. [U.S.]
Syn: -- Designation; command; order; direction; establishment; equipment.
n 1: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position;
"the appointment had to be approved by the whole
committee" [syn: assignment, designation, naming]
2: a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid
kissing at the end of a date" [syn: date, engagement]
3: (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a
ship or hotel) [syn: fitting]
4: a person who is appointed to a job or position [syn: appointee]
5: the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed; "he
applied for an appointment in the treasury"
6: (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"