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[uh-poin-ter; uh-poin-tawr, ap-oin-]
noun Law.
  1. a person who exercises a power of appointment of property.
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Origin of appointor

First recorded in 1880–85; appoint + -or2
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Examples from the Web for appointor

Historical Examples of appointor

  • A general power is one which the appointor may exercise in favour of any person he pleases.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3


British Dictionary definitions for appointor


  1. property law a person to whom a power to nominate persons to take property is given by deed or willSee also power of appointment
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