from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or filled by appointment: an appointive office.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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