Origin of appointive
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Paterson—the father of recent Governor David Paterson—was a high-octane lawyer who held a number of appointive positions.Bill Lynch, the Culminator
August 12, 2013
Even the men in the appointive offices did not venture to say he had much force.Lifted Masks
This means that his office was appointive, and that he was a tithe-squeezer or tax-farmer.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)
By the provisions of the law even the jury lists could be controlled by appointive officers.The Siege of Boston
Appointive positions, also, which women might legally hold are practically withheld from them because of their lack of the ballot.
Office Holding: Women are not eligible to any office, elective or appointive, except that they may serve as notaries public.
- mainly US relating to or filled by appointmentan appointive position
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