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

  • adjective having acquired an office or responsibility through appointment; -- said of officials, and contrasting with elected.
  • adjective fixed or established by order or command.
  • adjective provided with furnishing and accessories especially of a tasteful kind.
  • adjective selected for a duty or job.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of appoint.

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  • adjective fixed or established especially by order or command
  • adjective selected for a job
  • adjective provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind)
  • adjective subject to appointment


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  • And though it is the nobility of the highest creatures to look forward to, and partly to understand the changes which are appointed for them, preparing for them beforehand; and if, as is usual with _appointed_ changes, they be into

    Selections From the Works of John Ruskin

  • ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- A firm appointed by Antiguan authorities to liquidate the assets of R. Allen Stanford's offshore Caribbean bank has won control of assets in the U.K. worth more than $100 million, a defeat for a U. S.-appointed receiver in an ongoing fight over jurisdiction in the case.

    The Herald | - Front

  • The General Assembly of North Carolina enacted that commissioners should be appointed by joint ballot of both Houses, "to meet and confer with such deputies as may be _appointed by the other States_ for similar purposes, and with them to discuss and decide upon _the most effectual means to remove the defects of our Federal Union, and to procure the enlarged purposes which it was intended to effect; and that they report such an act to the General Assembly of this State, as, when agreed to by them_, will effectually provide for the same."

    The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

  • The act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania constituted and appointed certain deputies, designated by name, "with powers to meet such deputies as may be _appointed and authorized by the other States_

    The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

  • He is committed to prison, to hell prison, there to abide, not at pleasure, not as long and as little time as he will, but the term appointed by his Judge; nor may he there choose his own affliction, neither for manner, measure, or continuance.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • When the term appointed by his lady, and the day she named for his return drew near,

    French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France

  • After the term appointed for its pretended destruction was elapsed, they sent scouts to the city, which they had left quite empty, and, hearing that it was still standing, returned to it, and with their fears forgot their repentance and all their good resolutions.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • Reply Obj. 2: When each one attains to happiness he will reach the term appointed to him by Divine predestination, and nothing further will remain to which he may tend, although by reaching that term, some will approach nearer to God than others.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • S: Whoever hopes to meet Allah, the term appointed by Allah will then most surely come; and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

    Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side

  • Then He raiseth you again to life therein, that the term appointed (for you) may be accomplished.

    Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side


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