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appointive

[uh-poin-tiv] /əˈpɔɪn tɪv/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or filled by appointment:
an appointive office.
2.
having the ability or authority to appoint:
appointive powers.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; appoint + -ive
Related forms
nonappointive, adjective
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Examples for appointive
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for appointive

appointive

/əˈpɔɪntɪv/
adjective
1.
(mainly US) relating to or filled by appointment an appointive position
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