To be appointed is to be given a task or job. If you're appointed as the week's doughnut fetcher at work, it means you've been assigned the job of bringing treats for everyone.


subject to appointment

Adjective S.
selected for a job; "the one appointed for guard duty"

Adjective S.
provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind); "a house that is beautifully appointed"

Adjective S.
fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the time appointed (or the appointed time")

imp. & p. p.
of Appoint


Usage Examples

The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.

Nobody with an IQ higher than emergency-room temperature could ever believe that 'death panels' would be appointed to nudge the elderly toward euthanasia. Yet for idle entertainment, it's hard to beat Sarah Palin's ignorant nattering on the subject.

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Other Usage Examples

Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.

But when one believes that you've been appointed by God for a particular mission in history, you have to be very careful about that, how you speak about that. Where is the self-reflection in that? Where is the humility in that?

No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office.


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