midnight appointment

noun

Definition of midnight appointment

: an appointment to political office made during the last hours of the term of office of the person in whom the right of making such appointment is vested

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“Midnight appointment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midnight%20appointment. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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