Definition of appointive in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈpoin(t)iv/


North American
(Of a job) relating to or filled by appointment rather than election.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ap·poin·tive

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