|n.||1.||The act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust; |
|2.||The state of being appointed to som service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position; an, the appointment of treasurer.|
|3.||Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement. Hence:: Arrangement for a meeting; engagement; |
|4.||Decree; direction; established order or constitution; |
|5.||(Law) The exercise of the power of designating (under a "power of appointment") a person to enjoy an estate or other specific property; also, the instrument by which the designation is made.|
|6.||Equipment, furniture, as for a ship or an army; whatever is appointed for use and management; outfit; |
|7.||An allowance to a person, esp. to a public officer; a perquisite; - properly only in the plural.|
|8.||A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; |
|Noun||1.||appointment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"|
|2.||appointment - a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"|
|3.||appointment - (usually plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)|
|4.||appointment - a person who is appointed to a job or position|
|5.||appointment - the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed; "he applied for an appointment in the treasury"|
|6.||appointment - (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment; "she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"|
APPOINTMENT, chancery practice. The act of a person authorized by a will or
other instrument to direct how trust property shall be disposed of,
directing such disposition agreeably to the general directions of the trust.
2. The appointment must be made in such a manner as to come within the spirit of the power. And although at law the rule only requires that some allotment, however small, shall be given to each person, when the power is to appoint to and among several persons; the rule in equity differs, and requires a real and substantial portion to each, and a mere nominal allotment to one is deemed illusory and fraudulent. When the distribution is left to discretion, without any prescribed rule, Is to such of the children as the trustee shall think proper, he may appoint to one only; 5 Ves. 857; but if the words be, 'amongst' the children as he should think proper, each must have a share, and the doctrine of illusory appointment applies. 4 Ves. 771 Prec. Ch. 256; 2 Vern. 513. Vide, generally, 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 40, 95, 201, 235, 237; 2 Id. 1 27; 1 Vern. 67, n.; 1 Ves. Jr. 31 0, n.; 4 Kent, Com. 337; Sugd. on Pow. Index, h.t.; 2 Hill. Ab. Index, h.t.; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1921, et seq.
APPOINTMENT, government, wills. The act by which a person is selected and
invested with an office; as the appointment of a judge, of which the making
out of his commission is conclusive evidence. 1 Cranch, 137, 155; 10 Pet.
343. The appointment of an executor, which is done by nominating him as such
in a will or testament.
2. By appointment is also understood a public employment, nearly synonymous with office. The distinction is this, that the term appointment is of a more extensive signification than office; for example, the act of authorizing a man to print the laws of the United States by authority, and the right conveyed by such an act, is an appointment, but the right thus conveyed is not an office. 17 S. & R. 219, 233. See 3 S. & R. 157; Coop. Just. 599, 604.