ap·​point·​ive | \ ə-ˈpȯin-tiv How to pronounce appointive (audio) \

Definition of appointive

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

Examples of appointive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "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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“Appointive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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