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.
• such laws are appointed by God.
[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’.