Definition for AP-POINT'MENT


  1. The act of appointing; designation to office; as, he erred by the appointment of unsuitable men.
  2. Stipulation; assignation; the act of fixing by mutual agreement; as, they made an appointment to meet at six o'clock.
  3. Decree; established order or constitution; as, it is our duty to submit to the divine appointments.
  4. Direction; order; command. Wheat, salt, wine and oil, let it be given according to the appointment of the priests. – Ezra vi.
  5. Equipment, furniture, as for a ship, or an army; whatever is appointed for use and management.
  6. An allowance to a person; a salary or pension, as to a public officer. An appointment differs from wages in being a special grant, or gratification, not fixed, whereas wages are fixed and ordinary. – Encyc.
  7. A devise or grant to a charitable use. – Blackstone.

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