ap·​poin·​tee | \ ə-ˌpȯin-ˈtē How to pronounce appointee (audio) , ˌa-\

Definition of appointee

1 : one who is appointed
2 : one to whom an estate is appointed

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Examples of appointee in a Sentence

the announcement of the presidential appointees to the cabinet
Recent Examples on the Web Judge John Walker, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan, dissented and said the case should be thrown out. Anchorage Daily News, "Appeals court revives lawsuit saying Trump is violating the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments," 13 Sep. 2019 Now, with appointees of Gov. Ron DeSantis moving the state Supreme Court majority from liberal to conservative, Democrats and political scientists say the lure of redrawing district lines could be hard to resist. Steven Lemongello,, "Florida GOP could try to gerrymander seats again, Democrats warn," 11 Sep. 2019 The three-judge panel that will decide the case is made up of Eric Clay, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, and Joan Larsen and Chad Readler, both appointed by President Donald Trump. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "With future of Kentucky's abortion clinic at stake, battle shifts to federal appeals court," 8 Aug. 2019 At Wirtz's urging, Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge, a liberal appointee of President Franklin Roosevelt, hired Stevens as a law clerk for the court's 1947-1948 term. oregonlive, "John Paul Stevens, longtime leader of Supreme Court’s liberal wing, dies at 99," 16 July 2019 Schroder also is a member of the Cincinnati Health Department board, an appointee of Mayor John Cranley. Jason Williams,, "PX column: She fought to save kids' lives in Africa. She beat cancer. Cincinnati mom's next challenge — politics," 5 July 2019 The opinion was written by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton, an appointee of former Republican President George W. Bush. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Prisoner was barred from group worship on some Wiccan holidays. Court says he can sue.," 17 June 2019 Instead, the job will go to an appointee of the governor in 2021. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "Gary Democrat Eddie Melton weighing bid for governor," 4 June 2019 The administration plans to appeal the ruling by Haywood Gilliam Jr., an appointee of President Barack Obama. CBS News, "Judge rejects House Democrats' request to block Trump's border wall funding," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of appointee

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of appointee was in 1768

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ap·​poin·​tee | \ ə-ˌpȯin-ˈtē, ˌa- How to pronounce appointee (audio) \

Legal Definition of appointee

1 : a person who is appointed to a position
2 : a person to whom property is appointed under a power of appointment

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