[ noun ] the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
"the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The jury also commented on the Fulton ordinary 's court which has been under_fire for its practices in the appointment of appraisers , guardians and administrators and the awarding of fees and compensation .(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Marshall_Formby of Plainview , former chairman of the Texas_Highway_Commission , suggested a plan to fill by appointment future vacancies in the Legislature and Congress , eliminating the need for costly special elections .(The New York Times,...)
The appointment was announced at a news_conference at which Skorich said he would retain two members of Shaw 's staff - Jerry_Williams and Charlie_Gauer .("Editorials"...)
The appointment of U_Thant of Burma as the U.N.'s Acting Secretary_General - at this writing , the choice appears to be certain - offers further proof that in politics it is more important to have no influential enemies than to have influential friends .
Whether the compromises - on both sides - that made_possible the interim appointment can then be repeated remains to be seen .
[ noun ] (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
Used in print(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Scotty 's father sat sprawled in his chair , angular , alert as a cricket , looking about at the huge stainless-steel appointments of the room with an expression of proprietorship .
[ noun ] a meeting arranged in advance
"she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
Used in print(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
The secretary 's tone indicated that an appointment at such short notice was a concession for which Madden should be duly grateful .