appointment appointment  /ə ˈpɔ ɪnt mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
  2. (n) a meeting arranged in advance
  3. (n) (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
  4. (n) a person who is appointed to a job or position
  5. (n) the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed
  6. (n) (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment

Usage(s):

  1. The controversies surrounding some of the recent gubernatorial appointments to vacant Senate seats make it painfully clear that such appointments are an anachronism that must end.
  2. A great advocate of The Home during the campaign, President Hoover has surprised nobody by the fewness of his appointments of women to public offices.
  3. Atwater's appointment to the board was a marriage of convenience.

News

  1. Appointment-Plus Online Scheduling Software Announces Winners of May National Photo Month Contest

    Appointment-Plus conducted the photo contest to recognize the talents of professional and amateur photographers worldwide. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10829461.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Appointment to the National Seniors Council

    GATINEAU, QC, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today announced the appointment of two new members to...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  3. Appointment to the Canadian Museum of Nature Board of Trustees

    GATINEAU, QC, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Stephen J. Henley as Chairperson of the Canadian ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "No appointment by this governor, under these circumstances, could produce a credible replacement," Durbin tells reporters.
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Dick Durbin Source: USA Today

  2. He added, "Despite the recess appointment, I look forward to working with CMS as they implement health reform to deliver the better health care outcomes and lower costs for patients we fought to pass in the landmark health reform law."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Max Baucus Source: CBS News

  3. "The chairman of the [Securities and Exchange Commission] serves at the appointment of the president and, in my view, has betrayed the public's trust," McCain told supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "If I were president today, I would fire...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: John McCain Source: guardian.co.uk

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