from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is appointed to an office or position.
- n. Law One to whom a power of appointment of property is granted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person who is appointed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person appointed.
- n. A person in whose favor a power of appointment is executed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person appointed.
- n. In law, the person who benefits by the execution of a power of appointment. See appoint, 5.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an official who is appointed
- n. a person who is appointed to a job or position
Such employment may be continued under this authority only so long as the appointee is a bona fide student in a particular college or university and receives academic credit toward a degree for the work he is performing: And provided, That appointments to such positions will not exceed fifteen in number at any particular time, and will be for a period not to exceed nine months.
Such employments may be continued under this authority only so long as the appointee is a bona fide student at the particular college or university and receives academic credit toward a degree for the work he is performing for the Fish and Wildlife Service.
But vetting a cabinet level political appointee is different than vetting someone who represented detainees (who was probably already vetted by at least once by the FBI in connection with that work) and then goes to work for DOJ.
The court needs more women, hopefully the next appointee is an Asian woman, or an African-American woman.
This appointee is no different than the stimulus bill; cap and trade; the 4 trillion budget bill; the 300 pages of earmarks; "cash for clunkers", the proposed healthcare reform; government intervention and ownership in private companies, etc
The next appointee is going to be the battle of all battles.
Our local troll says, “The next Republican POTUS (in 2013) should appoint this guy the Surgeon General!”, showing, AGAIN, that the only qualification for a Republican appointee is their willingness to adopt extreme Republican ideology at the cost of ethics, professional competence, compassion, a desire to serve the public … (and on and on).
The nation seems to have arrived at a point where Obama can appoint an economic conservative and still expect broad credit (or blame) for a “progressive” appointment, just so long as the appointee is not a straight white male.
What they really should be looking for in a court appointee is someone who speaks while his butt is on the bench.
Any Obama appointee is likely untrustworthy and Heaven help us after he gets thru.