appoint /əˈpɔɪnt/

a

I. verb [with obj.]

1. assign a job or role to (someone)

she has been appointed to the board
they appointed her as personnel manager.
2. determine or decide on (a time or a place)

they appointed a day in May for the meeting.
3.
‹archaic› decree

such laws are appointed by God.
4.
[Law] decide the disposition of (property of which one is not the owner) under powers granted by the owner

trustees appoint the capital to the beneficiaries.
II. derivatives

appointer
noun


– origin late Middle English: from Old French apointer, from a point ‘to a point’.

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