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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  When  he  appointed  the  foundations  of  the  earth. 
  --Prov.  viii. 
  29. 
 
  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 
 
  Thy  servants  are  ready  to  do  whatsoever  my  lord  the 
  king  shall  appoint.  --2  Sam.  xv 
  15. 
 
  He  hath  appointed  a  day  in  the  which  he  will  judge 
  the  world  in  righteousness.  --Acts  xvii. 
  31. 
 
  Say  that  the  emperor  request  a  parley  .  .  .  and 
  appoint  the  meeting.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  assign,  designate,  or  set  apart  by  authority. 
 
  Aaron  and  his  shall  go  in  and  appoint  them  every 
  one  to  his  service.  --Num.  iv  19. 
 
  These  were  cities  appointed  for  all  the  children  of 
  Israel,  and  for  the  stranger  that  sojourneth  among 
  them  --Josh.  xx  9. 
 
  4.  To  furnish  in  all  points;  to  provide  with  everything 
  necessary  by  way  of  equipment;  to  equip;  to  fit  out 
 
  The  English,  being  well  appointed,  did  so  entertain 
  them  that  their  ships  departed  terribly  torn. 
  --Hayward. 
 
  5.  To  point  at  by  way  or  for  the  purpose,  of  censure  or 
  commendation;  to  arraign.  [Obs.] 
 
  Appoint  not  heavenly  disposition.  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  {To  appoint  one's  self},  to  resolve.  [Obs.]  --Crowley. 




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