Etymology
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appointment (n.)

early 15c., "an agreement," also "a fixing of a date for official business," from Old French apointement, from apointer "arrange, settle, place" (see appoint). Meaning "act of placing in office" is attested from 1650s.

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Definitions of appointment

appointment (n.)
the act of putting a person into a non-elective position;
the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee
Synonyms: assignment / designation / naming
appointment (n.)
a meeting arranged in advance;
Synonyms: date / engagement
appointment (n.)
(usually in the plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel);
Synonyms: fitting
appointment (n.)
a person who is appointed to a job or position;
Synonyms: appointee
appointment (n.)
the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed;
he applied for an appointment in the treasury
appointment (n.)
(law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment;
she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment
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