Ap*point"ment (?), n. [Cf. F.
appointement.] 1. The act of appointing;
designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust; as, he
erred by the appointment of unsuitable men.
2. The state of being appointed to som? service
or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position; an, the
appointment of treasurer.
3. Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by
mutual agreement. Hence:: Arrangement for a meeting; engagement; as, they
made an appointment to meet at six.
4. Decree; direction; established order or
constitution; as, to submit to the divine appointments.
According to the appointment of the priests.
Ezra vi. 9.
5. (Law) The exercise of the power of
designating (under a "power of appointment") a person to enjoy an estate or
other specific property; also, the instrument by which the designation is
6. Equipment, furniture, as for a ship or an army;
whatever is appointed for use and management; outfit; (pl.) the
accouterments of military officers or soldiers, as belts, sashes,
The cavaliers emulated their chief in the richness of their
I'll prove it in my shackles, with these hands
Void of appointment, that thou liest.
Beau. & Fl.
7. An allowance to a person, esp. to a public
officer; a perquisite; -- properly only in the plural. [Obs.]
An expense proportioned to his appointments and
fortune is necessary.
8. A honorary part or exercise, as an oration,
etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an
Syn. -- Designation; command; order; direction; establishment;