appointive

adjective

ap·​point·​ive ə-ˈpȯin-tiv How to pronounce appointive (audio)
: of, relating to, or filled by appointment
an appointive office

Examples of appointive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These Black women paved the way for others who would, in the decades that followed, gain political power through elective and appointive offices. Foreign Affairs, 13 Oct. 2020 Was this part of a plan or a deal? From December 2012 until December 2018, Peterman was one of the virtually untouchable members of the California Public Utilities Commission, holding an appointive job from which she could not be fired, not even by the governor who put her there, Jerry Brown. Thomas Elias, The Mercury News, 27 Jan. 2024 The act also specifies a 30% minimum quota of women for all elective and appointive positions in Sierra Leone's government or public offices, along with the requirement that every government department has its own gender unit within its planning office. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 19 Jan. 2023 The country’s national average of women’s political participation has remained around 6.7% in elective and appointive positions, far below the global average of 22.5%. H.e. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Dr. K.y. Amoako, Quartz, 22 Feb. 2023 An ordinance was voted on, 3-2, to change the appointive power from the mayor to a majority of the City Council. Laura Groch jan. 29, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2023 National City tried to make the positions appointive in 2020, but 52 percent of voters rejected the move. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Oct. 2022 Although the powerholder can designate those who receive beneficial ownership interests in the appointive property, the powerholder does not own the property. Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 11 July 2022 Other relatives were federal and state judges or held other elective or appointive offices. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of appointive was in 1845

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“Appointive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appointive. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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appointive

adjective
ap·​point·​ive ə-ˈpȯint-iv How to pronounce appointive (audio)
: of, relating to, or filled by appointment
an appointive office
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