appointive

[ uh-poin-tiv ]
/ əˈpɔɪn tɪv /

adjective

pertaining to or filled by appointment: an appointive office.
having the ability or authority to appoint: appointive powers.

Nearby words

  1. appmt.,
  2. appoggiatura,
  3. appoint,
  4. appointed,
  5. appointee,
  6. appointment,
  7. appointment in samarra,
  8. appointment television,
  9. appointment viewing,
  10. appointor

Origin of appointive

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; appoint + -ive

Related formsnon·ap·poin·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for appointive

appointive

/ (əˈpɔɪntɪv) /

adjective

mainly US relating to or filled by appointmentan appointive position
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