appointive

adjective
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 Other relatives were federal and state judges or held other elective or appointive offices. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 Other relatives were federal and state judges or held other elective or appointive offices. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 Other relatives were federal and state judges or held other elective or appointive offices. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 Other relatives were federal and state judges or held other elective or appointive offices. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 Other relatives were federal and state judges or held other elective or appointive offices. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 Other relatives were federal and state judges or held other elective or appointive offices. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 Other relatives were federal and state judges or held other elective or appointive offices. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 Other relatives were federal and state judges or held other elective or appointive offices. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of appointive

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of appointive was in 1845

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Last Updated

4 Nov 2021

Cite this Entry

“Appointive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appointive. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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