pertaining to or filled by appointment: an appointive office.
having the ability or authority to appoint: appointive powers.

1880–85, Americanism; appoint + -ive

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appointive (əˈpɔɪntɪv)
chiefly (US) relating to or filled by appointment: an appointive position

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The term of office of each appointive member shall be three years.
He said that an appointive system would deter the danger of influence that goes with campaign contributions.
In that the offices in question are appointive, this provision does not apply.
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