appointive


appointive
adjective
1. relating to the act of appointing
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appointive powers

Pertains to noun: ↑appointment
Derivationally related forms: ↑appoint
2. subject to appointment
Syn: ↑appointed
Ant: ↑elective
Similar to: ↑nominated, ↑nominative, ↑nonelective, ↑non-elective, ↑nonelected
Derivationally related forms: ↑appoint

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  • Appointive — Ap*point ive, a. Subject to appointment; as, an appointive office. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appointive — [ə point′iv] adj. of or filled by appointment [an appointive position] …   English World dictionary

  • appointive — index adoptive, elective (voluntary) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • appointive — /euh poyn tiv/, adj. 1. pertaining to or filled by appointment: an appointive office. 2. having the ability or authority to appoint: appointive powers. [1880 85, Amer.; APPOINT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • appointive — adjective Date: 1880 of, relating to, or filled by appointment < an appointive office > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appointive — ap•poin•tive [[t]əˈpɔɪn tɪv[/t]] adj. gov pertaining to or filled by appointment: an appointive office[/ex] • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • appointive — /əˈpɔɪntɪv/ (say uh poyntiv) adjective Chiefly US relating to or dependent on appointment: an appointive office …   Australian English dictionary

  • appointive — adjective of, pertaining to, or filled by appointment Ant: elective …   Wiktionary

  • appointive — adj. relating to or filled by appointment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • appointive — adjective N. Amer. (of a post) depending on or filled by appointment rather than election …   English new terms dictionary