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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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While the elected assessor is both bureaucrat and politician, even if the assessor is appointed it is possible that their elected appointer will apply pressure to underassess constituent property.
Constituent voters who are unhappy with their assessment take their complaints either to the assessor directly or to the assessor's appointer.
Appointers, like presidents and governors, may have their own criteria and many may simply feel that things are going well the way they are.
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the non-elected appointers may be particularly difficult, especially in
Other journals that were nobly conceived and carefully nurtured have fallen prey to the predations of careerist editors with hidden agenda that could not have been known to their appointers.
Appointers to The Calgary Airport Authority Board of Directors are the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Long Range Planning Committee, City of Calgary, Municipal District of Rocky View and the Government of Canada.
Maybe the Constitution permits variation in appointment methods, ceding appointers significant discretion in how and when they appoint.
Because the Constitution contemplates various appointers, and because the appointer, under the discretionary theory, may decide how and when her appointments will vest, each appointer may choose her own method of appointment.
In this way, the Constitution contemplates multiple appointers, each of whom may choose to appoint in multiple ways.
Because county of residence is not a constitutionally protected category, a constitutional amendment could prevent appointers with multiple appointments from appointing more than one member from any particular county of the Commonwealth.
The first principle requires that elected officials be included among the appointers of members to the nominating commission.