Appointment
Appointment Ap*point"ment, n. [Cf. F. appointement.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Decree; direction; established order or constitution; as, to submit to the divine appointments. [1913 Webster]

According to the appointment of the priests. --Ezra vi. 9. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The cavaliers emulated their chief in the richness of their appointments. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

I'll prove it in my shackles, with these hands Void of appointment, that thou liest. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

7. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; -- properly only in the plural. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

An expense proportioned to his appointments and fortune is necessary. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]

8. A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: Designation; command; order; direction; establishment; equipment. [1913 Webster]


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