appointee

noun
ap·poin·tee | \ə-ˌpȯin-ˈtē, ˌa-\

Definition of appointee 

1 : one who is appointed

2 : one to whom an estate is appointed

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Synonyms for appointee

Synonyms

nominee, selectee

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Examples of appointee in a Sentence

the announcement of the presidential appointees to the cabinet

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The complex crisis is magnified by the inexperience of some of the political appointees leading the response, said critics who include former officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations of the past decade. NBC News, "Many children detained under 'zero tolerance' border policy are under 13," 21 June 2018 The complex crisis is magnified by the inexperience of some of the political appointees leading the response, said critics who include former officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations of the past decade. Washington Post, "1 In 5 Immigrant Children Detained During ‘Zero Tolerance’ Border Policy Are Under 13," 20 June 2018 The new board, made up entirely of Bevin appointees, voted to replace Pruitt with Lewis a day later. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Jazz to charter schools: How Wayne Lewis became a player in JCPS' fate," 31 May 2018 There’s a counterargument that says, actually, the DOJ has career staff who’s very interested in this and making Delrahim, the antitrust guy who bought it, is actually a serious person, not like some of the other Trump appointees. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Recode’s Peter Kafka on Too Embarrassed to Ask," 28 June 2018 With the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the last of Ronald Reagan's appointees to the Supreme Court, President Trump has a spectacular opportunity before him. Fox News, "Ingraham: Democrats racing to the left," 28 June 2018 While the system is still in place, Krzanich presided over the biggest-ever inflow of outside appointees into the company’s senior ranks. Philly.com, "Intel CEO Krzanich resigns after relationship with employee," 21 June 2018 Pruitt and his staff have drawn criticism for using special authority to expedite the hires of political appointees, and EPA's internal watchdog has launched a probe into the matter. Robin Bravender, Science | AAAS, "Obama official would have led EPA’s climate science debate—if all agencies took part," 13 June 2018 The 11-member state board, comprised entirely of Gov. Matt Bevin's appointees, will then decide whether to approve Lewis' takeover recommendation. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "Attorney quits Education Department ahead of JCPS takeover hearing," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of appointee

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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appointee

noun
ap·poin·tee | \ə-ˌpȯin-ˈtē, ˌa- \

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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