appointed

adjective
ap·​point·​ed | \ ə-ˈpȯin-təd How to pronounce appointed (audio) \

Definition of appointed

1 : chosen for a particular job an appointed official
2 : officially fixed or set at the appointed time
3 : provided with complete and usually appropriate or elegant furnishings and equipment a beautifully appointed room

First Known Use of appointed

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Cite this Entry

“Appointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appointed. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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