appointive

adjective
ap·point·ive | \ə-ˈpȯin-tiv \

Definition of appointive 

: of, relating to, or filled by appointment an appointive office

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Retired military officers have often served in high elective and appointive office. Jerry Hendrix, National Review, "On Parades and Politics," 15 Feb. 2018 The mayor, 49, has held a succession of appointive or elective positions in the city, county, and state since 1994 and will leave office Jan. 1. Kevin Riordan, Philly.com, "Camden Mayor Redd reflects on eight years of faithful service," 25 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of appointive

1845, in the meaning defined above

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