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.

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Origin of appointive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM appointive

non·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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