Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.


Relating to or filled by appointment: an appointive office.


chiefly US relating to or filled by appointment: an appointive position.


(əˈpɔɪn tɪv)

pertaining to or filled by appointment: an appointive office.
[1880–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.appointive - relating to the act of appointing; "appointive powers"
2.appointive - subject to appointment
elected, elective - subject to popular election; "elective official"
References in periodicals archive ?
It shall cover government personnel whether regular, contractual or casual, appointive or elective; and on full-time or part-time basis.
Marines in World War II, is a mother, grandmother, poet, painter, writer and has held several elective and appointive positions in her town; she was the first female selectman.
The GEM award (for "going the extra mile") recognizes those members who have recently relinquished an important, national-level, AMT appointive office or position of leadership after many years of distinguished service.
5) This brief account addresses the history and status of elective, appointive, and merit-based judicial selection plans in the United States.
Furthermore, because of the appointive nature of most judgeships, judges have no direct responsibility to the persons they try, through recall or election.
Prior to founding Capital Public Affairs in 1993, Some had served in several appointive positions in the administration of President Ronald Reagan within the Department of Labor and Department of the Interior.
Thirty new members of an appointive advisory council aren't going to rescue the monarchy.
com)-- The MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors (BOV), an appointive board of volunteers dedicated to advancing the initiatives of M.
Power Of Appointment Defined A power of appointment is a power that enables the donee of the power to designate recipients of beneficial ownership interests in or powers of appointment over the appointive property.
But the risk of a renegade board is no greater than it is for any appointive authority.
changes in selection systems--from appointive systems to partisan