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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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As for failing to mention the joint appointment of Quince by Chiles and Bush, Phillips said, "My understanding, based on the research we did, is Bush wound up honoring the appointment made by Lawton Chiles.
He is a Giles Distinguished Professor at MSU, and holds a joint appointment as professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, where he teaches in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program.
Dr Pappaioanou is professor of infectious disease epidemiology in the School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota.
First, the writer is an academic, holding a joint appointment in sociology and American Studies and kinesiology.
He said: "The joint appointment of Andrew and Richard demonstrates our commitment to invest in not just the best equipment but also in the best people - to meet the increasing volume of work at Barnetts, whilst also maintaining our value added service
She also held a joint appointment with the university's law school.
Shandas has a joint appointment as an associate professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder and the Children's Hospital of Denver.
Mucci, who holds a joint appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
The announcement of our joint appointment in October 1960 included the following language:
Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management Units.
She holds a joint appointment for researching cognitive processes and minimizing iatrogenic (physician caused) errors in medical technology implementation and use at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and the University of Alberta in Canada.
it contemplates that, in appropriate control states, BrownForman and Bacardi could jointly appoint a broker to represent both companies' brands" -- which are in complementary product categories -- and "it also envisions the possibility in the future of joint appointment of distributors in open states.

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