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Definition of appointment:

  1. A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment.
  2. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; - properly only in the plural.
  3. Decree; direction; established order or constitution; as, to submit to the divine appointments.
  4. 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.
  5. Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement. Hence:: Arrangement for a meeting; engagement; as, they made an appointment to meet at six.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The state of being appointed to som service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position; an, the appointment of treasurer.


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