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appointment

(Act of designating), noun allocation, allotment, assignment, authorization, certification, charter, choice, decree, delegation, deputation, designation to office, dispensation, distribution, installation, naming, nomination, order, ordination, placing in office, requirement, selection
Associated concepts: agency, delegation, limited power of appointment

appointment

(Meeting), noun agreement as to time and place of meeting, date, engagement, interview, tryst, visit

appointment

(Position), noun capacity, chargeship, employment, function, incumbency, job, living, occupation, office, post, profession, sphere of occupation, station, vocation, work
Associated concepts: agency, authority
See also: agency, allotment, assignment, charge, choice, delegation, deputation, designation, dispensation, election, employment, equipment, mission, nomination, occupation, office, position, post, province, pursuit, rendezvous, responsibility, selection

appointment

nomination to an interest in property under a deed or will.

APPOINTMENT, chancery practice. The act of a person authorized by a will or other instrument to direct how trust property shall be disposed of, directing such disposition agreeably to the general directions of the trust.
     2. The appointment must be made in such a manner as to come within the spirit of the power. And although at law the rule only requires that some allotment, however small, shall be given to each person, when the power is to appoint to and among several persons; the rule in equity differs, and requires a real and substantial portion to each, and a mere nominal allotment to one is deemed illusory and fraudulent. When the distribution is left to discretion, without any prescribed rule, Is to such of the children as the trustee shall think proper, he may appoint to one only; 5 Ves. 857; but if the words be, 'amongst' the children as he should think proper, each must have a share, and the doctrine of illusory appointment applies. 4 Ves. 771 Prec. Ch. 256; 2 Vern. 513. Vide, generally, 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 40, 95, 201, 235, 237; 2 Id. 1 27; 1 Vern. 67, n.; 1 Ves. Jr. 31 0, n.; 4 Kent, Com. 337; Sugd. on Pow. Index, h.t.; 2 Hill. Ab. Index, h.t.; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1921, et seq.

APPOINTMENT, government, wills. The act by which a person is selected and invested with an office; as the appointment of a judge, of which the making out of his commission is conclusive evidence. 1 Cranch, 137, 155; 10 Pet. 343. The appointment of an executor, which is done by nominating him as such in a will or testament.
     2. By appointment is also understood a public employment, nearly synonymous with office. The distinction is this, that the term appointment is of a more extensive signification than office; for example, the act of authorizing a man to print the laws of the United States by authority, and the right conveyed by such an act, is an appointment, but the right thus conveyed is not an office. 17 S. & R. 219, 233. See 3 S. & R. 157; Coop. Just. 599, 604.

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Bonacieux once again, and satisfy himself that he had not been mistaken, that the appointment was at St.
I suspected it," he continued -- "another application for an appointment under Monsieur.
The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.
Captain Phoebus," he said, and his tone vibrated with bitterness, "you forget your appointment.
Pretexting an appointment one afternoon, for he was not a little ashamed of his weakness, he left Dunsford and went straight to the shop which he had vowed never again to enter.
Thesiger, a moderate evangelical, wished for the appointment of his friend Mr.
You are in London for so short a time and you seem to be keeping appointments all the while.
Oh yes, he had a good appointment here, and his chief was a kind man too.
An appointment with a shadowy Something in your own imagination, which appears and disappears, and leaves substantial writing behind it
Her inward joy can be realized only in the families of government officials where for three or four years prosperity has been counted on through some appointment, long expected and long sought.
He applied for, and obtained, an appointment in one of the colonies.
Will you fly about here at liberty," asked the Princess; "or would you like to have a fixed appointment as court ravens, with all the broken bits from the kitchen?