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Appoint

To designate, select, or assign authority to a position or an office.

Although sometimes used interchangeably, elect and appoint do not have the same meaning. Election refers to the selection of a public officer by the qualified voters of the community, and appointment refers to the selection of a public officer by one authorized by law to do so.

appoint

verb approve, assign, authorize, charge, charter, choose, commission, confirm, constituere, creare, create, delegate, depute, designate, destinare, dicere, employ, empower, engage, enlist, entrust, establish, facere, give a mandate, license, name, pick, pick out, require, sanction, select
Associated concepts: appoint to fill a vacancy, appoint under a will, appointing officer, appointing power, appointive office, public officers
See also: allocate, allot, assign, authorize, bestow, charge, choose, clothe, delegate, designate, detail, dispense, employ, empower, engage, entrust, furnish, hire, induct, instate, invest, nominate, parcel, provide, vest

appoint

to nominate (a person), under a power granted in a deed or will, to take an interest in property.
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79-353, the Service ruled that the reservation by a decedent-settler of the unrestricted power to remove a corporate trustee and appoint a successor corporate trustee is equivalent to the reservation of the trustee powers by the settler.
The Board Chairman shall at the end of the third quarter contact the five largest shareholders in the Company, which then have the right to appoint the members to the Nomination Committee.
In the event that any such application is filed, such court may appoint a temporary Trustee at any time after such application is filed with it which shall, pending the final appointment of a Trustee, have such powers and duties as the court appointing such temporary Trustee shall provide in its order of appointment, consistent with the provisions of the Indenture.
That leaves six other council members whose district include parts of the Valley, and City Attorney James Hahn who can appoint someone from anywhere in the city.
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In Lancaster, each member of the City Council appoints a member to the planning commission.