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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.
Even the men in the appointive offices did not venture to say he had much force.Lifted Masks|Susan Glaspell
Appointive positions, also, which women might legally hold are practically withheld from them because of their lack of the ballot.
This means that his office was appointive, and that he was a tithe-squeezer or tax-farmer.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London