appointed has definitions from the field of politics
[ adjective ] selected for a job


"the one appointed for guard duty"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

His addle-brained knight-errant , self appointed to the ridiculous position in an age when armor had already been relegated to museums and the chivalrous code of knight-errantry had become a joke , is , as Cervantes no_doubt intended , a gaunt but gracious symbol of good , moving soberly and sincerely in a world of cynics , hypocrites and rogues .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

A notable example of this was the discussion of Christian unity by the Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool , Dr._Heenan , and the Anglican Archbishop of York , Dr._Ramsey , recently appointed Archbishop of Canterbury .

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[ adjective ] (politics) subject to appointment



Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

`` These actions should serve to protect in_fact and in_effect the court 's wards from undue costs and its appointed and elected servants from unmeritorious criticisms '' , the jury said .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

The latter two were appointed secretaries .

[ adjective ] fixed or established especially by order or command


"at the time appointed (or the appointed time")

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

If death receives more_than its share of attention from the theologian and if sin receives less_than its share , the gift of the life_eternal through Christ begins to look_like the divinely appointed means of rescue from temporal , i.e. , created , existence .

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[ adjective ] provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind)


"a house that is beautifully appointed"

Used in print

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

Jefferson_Lawrence was alone at the small , perfectly appointed table by the window looking_out_over the river .

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