Appointing
Appoint Ap*point" ([a^]p*point"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appointing}.] [OE. appointen, apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring back to the point, restore, to fix the point in a controversy, or the points in an agreement; L. ad + punctum a point. See {Point}.] 1. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out. [1913 Webster]

When he appointed the foundations of the earth. --Prov. viii. 29. [1913 Webster]

2. To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of. [1913 Webster]

Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint. --2 Sam. xv. 15. [1913 Webster]

He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness. --Acts xvii. 31. [1913 Webster]

Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and appoint the meeting. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To assign, designate, or set apart by authority. [1913 Webster]

Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service. --Num. iv. 19. [1913 Webster]

These were cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them. --Josh. xx. 9. [1913 Webster]

4. To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out. [1913 Webster]

The English, being well appointed, did so entertain them that their ships departed terribly torn. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

5. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Appoint not heavenly disposition. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

6. (Law) To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed. --Burrill. Kent. [1913 Webster]

{To appoint one's self}, to resolve. [Obs.] --Crowley. [1913 Webster]


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