(en noun )
The act of appointing; designation of a person to hold an office or discharge a trust.
The state of being appointed to a service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position.
- He erred by the appointment of unsuitable men.
Stipulation; agreement; the act of fixing by mutual agreement.
An arrangement for a meeting; an engagement.
- the appointment of treasurer
- They made an appointment to meet at six.
Decree; direction; established order or constitution.
- I’m leaving work early because I have a doctor’s appointment .
- To submit to the divine appointments .
(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 made.
(Government) The assignment of a person by an official to perform a duty, such as a presidential appointment of a judge to a court.
* 1910 , (Saki), ‘The Soul of Laploshka’, Reginald in Russia :
- According to the appointment of the priests. –Ezra vi. 9.
(US) A honorary part or exercise, as an oration, etc., at a public exhibition of a college; as, to have an appointment.
- The appointments were primitive, but the Schnitzel, the beer, and the cheese could not have been improved on.
* (act of appointing) dismissal
(en noun )
The act or process of writing something down in a book or books, e.g. in accounting.
A reservation for a service, such as accommodation in an hotel.
The engagement of a performer for a particular performance.
(sports) The issuing of a caution which is usually written down in a book, and results in a yellow card or (after two bookings) a red card, that is to say, the player is sent from the field of play.
(legal) The process of photographing, fingerprinting and recording identifying data of a suspect following arrest.
* booking clerk
* booking office