appointment


appointment
I (act of designating) noun allocation, allotment, assignment, authorization, certification, charter, choice, decree, delegation, deputation, designation to office, dispensation, distribution, installation, naming, nomination, order, ordination, placing in office, requirement, selection associated concepts: agency, delegation, limited power of appointment II (meeting) noun agreement as to time and place of meeting, date, engagement, interview, rendezvous, tryst, visit III (position) noun capacity, chargeship, employment, function, incumbency, job, living, occupation, office, post, profession, sphere of occupation, station, undertaking, vocation, work associated concepts: agency, authority IV index agency (legal relationship), allotment, assignment (designation), charge (responsibility), delegation (assignment), deputation (selection of delegates), designation (naming), dispensation (act of dispensing), election (choice), employment, equipment, mission, nomination, office, position (business status), post, province, pursuit (occupation), rendezvous, selection (choice)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


appointment
n.
(1) The designation of a person to do a job.
(2) A person appointed to a position.
See also power of appointment

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


appointment
n.
1 The appointment, designation, or placement of an individual in a job, office, or position, or to perform a duty.
2 A job, office, position, or duty to which one has been appointed.
3 The act of designating who will receive property pursuant to a power of appointment.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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