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ap·poin·tive

 (ə-poin′tĭv)
adj.
Relating to or filled by appointment: an appointive office.

appointive

(əˈpɔɪntɪv)
adj
chiefly US relating to or filled by appointment: an appointive position.

ap•poin•tive

(əˈpɔɪn tɪv)

adj.
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"
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