Definitions

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

  • noun One who is appointed, as to an office or position.
  • noun Law One to whom a power of appointment of property is granted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person appointed.
  • noun In law, the person who benefits by the execution of a power of appointment. See appoint, 5.

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

  • noun A person appointed.
  • noun (law) A person in whose favor a power of appointment is executed.

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

  • noun a person who is appointed

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

  • noun an official who is appointed
  • noun a person who is appointed to a job or position

Etymologies

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French appointé, from appointer.

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