from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or filled by appointment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Subject to appointment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, pertaining to, or filled by appointment

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to the act of appointing
  • adjective subject to appointment


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