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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appointment 
  n  1:  the  act  of  putting  a  person  into  a  non-elective  position; 
  "the  appointment  had  to  be  approvied  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" 




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