Ap*point" (ăp*point"), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Appointed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Appointing.] [OE. appointen, apointen,
OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer
to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring back to
the point, restore, to fix the point in a controversy, or the points in an
agreement; L. ad + punctum a point. See Point.]
1. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to
When he appointed the foundations of the earth.
Prov. viii. 29.
2. To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve,
decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to
fix the time and place of.
Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king
2 Sam. xv. 15.
He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge
the world in righteousness.
Acts xvii. 31.
Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and
appoint the meeting.
3. To assign, designate, or set apart by
Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every one
to his service.
Num. iv. 19.
These were cities appointed for all the children of
Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.
Josh. xx. 9.
4. To furnish in all points; to provide with
everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
The English, being well appointed, did so entertain
them that their ships departed terribly torn.
5. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of
censure or commendation; to arraign. [Obs.]
Appoint not heavenly disposition.
6. (Law) To direct, designate, or limit; to
make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a
conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed. Burrill.
To appoint one's self, to resolve. [Obs.]
Ap*point" (ăp*point"), v. i. To
ordain; to determine; to arrange.
For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel
2 Sam. xvii. 14.