from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or filled by appointment: an appointive office.
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- adj. of, pertaining to, or filled by appointment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Subject to appointment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to appointment; appointing: as, the appointive power of the President.
- Dependent upon the exercise of the power or right to appoint; filled by appointment: opposed to elective: as, appointive offices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to the act of appointing
- adj. subject to appointment
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And those numbers don't include blacks in appointive office.
I utilize a regression discontinuity strategy based on the effect of narrowly-passing appointive city treasurer referendums on city borrowing costs.
Generally, the laws about which positions are elective and which are appointive are made by state legislatures.
This means that his office was appointive, and that he was a tithe - squeezer or tax-farmer.
She is so good at finding intersections between populist positions and parochial interest, she ought to get out of the appointive mode and consider elective politics.
But while there is a federal law making it illegal to "offer to procure appointive public office," that statute does not appear to extend to the District government.
Ike had used his appointive powers to name Supreme Court justices who would correct the injustice of Plessy.
It goes without question that many of the best, the most capable, the most honorable people in our society shun elective and, in too many cases, even appointive office.
There should be an inviolable RULE that any government official at any level of governance should be voted out (or fired, in the case of appointive offices) after a first instance of verbalizing a desire to enact a rule about or impose a tax on any conduct that is legal.
So I've always figured that high appointive position was out, but I've changed my mind.