(Of a job) relating to or filled by appointment rather than election.
- He notes the steadily increasing ranks of African-American Republicans holding significant elective and appointive office.
- He battled for the full reform program: to make everything, even the mayoralty, an appointive rather than an elective office.
- In practical terms, an impeachment would mean he could not serve in any other federal elective or appointive office.
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