Definition of appointive in English:


Line breaks: ap¦point|ive
Pronunciation: /əˈpɔɪntɪv


North American
(Of a job) relating to or filled by appointment rather than election: Harris was never initially considered for high appointive office
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  • 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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