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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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However, sources said doctors and staff were getting around this by saving the appointment cards of patients who did not require medication and giving them to friends along with prescription forms.
But he left behind his appointment card bearing details of his next appointment with a probation officer.
In the last two days she has through the post received another appointment card and now a letter to remind her of the appointment.
We advise companies which want to enrol workers to send representatives to collect the appointment cards.
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For second and subsequent appointments the employee must, if you require her to do so, produce a certificate from the practitioner/midwife/health visitor stating that she is pregnant and an appointment card showing the appointment has been made.
Carmarthenshire NHS Trust has now resorted to sending out flyers with every appointment card encouraging people to cancel in advance if they cannot make it.
As I staggered out, he presented me with an appointment card with the words: "Please call again.
Patients with an over 60s bus pass are able to travel on buses before the usual time if they show their appointment card to the driver.
If patients have been given an unsuitable appointment then it would be appreciated if they contact the relevant department, given on their appointment card or letter.