appointee

noun
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 But the replacement of Justice Ginsburg by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald J. Trump’s third appointee to the court, changed the dynamic. New York Times, 3 May 2022 Stitt’s appointee to lead the agency abruptly resigned the next day, and the governor then promptly issued an executive order prohibiting any changes to a person’s gender on birth certificates, despite the settlement agreement. NBC News, 27 Apr. 2022 The opinion, captioned Harkenrider v. Hochul, was written by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, an Andrew Cuomo appointee. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 27 Apr. 2022 Last year the Biden White House was surprised when Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee based in Amarillo, Texas, ruled the new administration did not have the lawful authority to suspend Trump’s hard-line policy. Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2022 The dual announcements follow intense discussions between the U.S. and Mexico after U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee in Amarillo, Texas, ordered the policy be reinstated, subject to Mexico's participation. Elliot Spagat, ajc, 2 Dec. 2021 Thursday's announcement follows intense bilateral negotiations between the U.S. and Mexico after U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee in Amarillo, Texas, ordered the policy be reinstated, subject to Mexico's participation. Elliot Spagat, Chron, 2 Dec. 2021 The arguments will take place before three judges nominated by Democratic presidents: Patricia Millett and Robert Wilkins, nominated by former President Barack Obama, and Ketanji Brown Jackson, an appointee of Biden. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 13 Nov. 2021 The arguments will take place before three judges nominated by Democratic presidents: Patricia Millett and Robert Wilkins, nominated by former President Barack Obama, and Ketanji Brown Jackson, an appointee of Biden. Anchorage Daily News, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of appointee

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 May 2022

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“Appointee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appointee. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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appointee

noun
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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