Adjective "appointive" definition and examples

(Appointive may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


(of a job) relating to or filled by appointment rather than election.
  1. 'First, his proposal to appoint ‘socially disadvantaged,’ voting members to local boards gives those members a second ingredient to what they already have, appointive representation.'
  2. 'The presidency would be determined by regular elections every 4 years; the two parties would have parity in all other elective and appointive offices.'
  3. 'Upon completion, candidates are promoted to the appointive officer level.'
  4. 'What's more, the confirmation process for appointive positions - even critical national security positions - is hopelessly broken, meaning it can take years, not months, for a new administration to staff up fully.'
  5. 'He does not note that originally, 20 seats were to be appointive.'
  6. 'He is not a journalist by training, and he's never held appointive or elective office.'
  7. 'Alberta plans to transform its appointive regional boards into elected bodies, but this step has been delayed on several occasions and had not been implemented at the time of writing.'
  8. 'And while there was a time when most administrations would at least try to find qualified candidates for sensitive appointive posts - like those involving police powers - that tradition also has gradually passed away.'
  9. 'From a machine perspective, such jobs are far more useful than appointive positions in the executive branch.'
  10. 'In what follows, I summarize the most important documents clarifying the appointive status of the berdache as he appears in the Spanish and mestizo sources on the Spanish frontiers in these centuries.'

More definitions

1. pertaining to or filled by appointment: an appointive office.

2. having the ability or authority to appoint: appointive powers.

More examples(as adjective)

"members can be appointive."