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uh paw in tiv

  • a  relating to the act of appointing
    appointive powers
  • a  subject to appointment

  • Women, though not considered ready to vote, were permitted to hold elective and appointive office up to Secretary of State.
  • Mike would run in place a distinct advantageand, if elected, could exert sweeping appointive powers to seed the new state offices with Republicans.
  • The court also recalled two of its decisions last term (PTI, June 2): one, citing the "basically appointive" nature of a county board of education, approved its selection by .

  • Wendell Anderson in
    His name was Walter Mondale,Anderson said. "Fritz was appointed attorney general. He was appointed to the US Senate and he was selected to run as vice president. He was an expert on the appointive process ...... He was the one saying 'be...
  • Madeleine Kunin in
    It is time for a call to action,Kunin writes in her introduction, "for new political leadership to emerge from the women of America. The stories of the women in this book and thousands of others like them who hold elective and appointive...
  • Thomas Kean in Boston Globe (registration)
    If you're not going to create a strong national intelligence director, with powers both appointive and over the budget, don't do it,Kean said.

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