- by, through, or as a result of an appointment (often in contrast with elected): an appointed official.
- predetermined; arranged; set: They met at the appointed time in the appointed place.
- provided with what is necessary; equipped; furnished: a beautifully appointed office.
Origin of appointed
- to name or assign to a position, an office, or the like; designate: to appoint a new treasurer; to appoint a judge to the bench.
- to determine by authority or agreement; fix; set: to appoint a time for the meeting.
- Law. to designate (a person) to take the benefit of an estate created by a deed or will.
- to provide with what is necessary; equip; furnish: They appointed the house with all the latest devices.
- Archaic. to order or establish by decree or command; ordain; constitute: laws appointed by God.
- Obsolete. to point at by way of censure.
- Obsolete. to ordain; resolve; determine.
Origin of appoint
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Examples from the Web for appointed
Qasem Suleimani was appointed as commander of the force in 1997.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
The Stollen was paraded through the city of Dresden, and later an appointed “Stollen girl” cut the cake.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
December 24, 2014
The U.S. will reopen an embassy in Havana, meaning an ambassador will be appointed.Up To Speed: The Cuba Embargo
December 18, 2014
“At the appointed time [Jackson] ‘heard’ them, and this was about all of it,” recalled one former cadet.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
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November 29, 2014
When he was appointed few expected that he would be able to guide his committee to a radical conclusion but he did.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero
November 29, 2014
There, if it be your wish, I will propose you; messengers will be appointed to converse with you.
Therefore, I dismiss the fear of untimely separation from my appointed work.The Conquest of Fear
Two weeks before, teachers had been appointed to prepare a list of committees.
Certainly he did not look much as though he were appointed for early death.
They have appointed thee in the place which should be theirs.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
- (also intr) to assign officially, as for a position, responsibility, etche was appointed manager
- to establish by agreement or decree; fixa time was appointed for the duel
- to prescribe or ordainlaws appointed by tribunal
- property law to nominate (a person), under a power granted in a deed or will, to take an interest in property
- to equip with necessary or usual features; furnisha well-appointed hotel
Word Origin and History for appointed
with qualifying adverb, "equipped, furnished," 1530s, from past participle of appoint (v.).
late 14c., "to decide, resolve; to arrange the time of (a meeting, etc.)," from Anglo-French appointer, Old French apointier "make ready, arrange, settle, place" (12c.), from apointer "duly, fitly," from phrase à point "to the point," from a- "to" (see ad-) + point "point," from Latin punctum (see point (n.)). The ground sense is "to come to a point (about some matter)," therefore "agree, settle." Meaning "put (someone) in charge" is early 15c. Related: Appointed; appointing.