pertaining to or filled by :
an appointive office.
having the ability or authority to :
appointive powers.
Contemporary Examples

Paterson—the father of recent Governor David Paterson—was a high-octane lawyer who held a number of appointive positions.
Bill Lynch, the Culminator Michael Tomasky August 11, 2013

Historical Examples

In New England rich shipowners rose at once to powerful elective and appointive officers.
History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I Myers Gustavus

This means that his office was appointive, and that he was a tithe-squeezer or tax-farmer.
The Jacket (The Star-Rover) Jack London

I should prefer that the delegate was made elective, but if this is not deemed wise, then make him appointive.
State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt

By the provisions of the law even the jury lists could be controlled by appointive officers.
The Siege of Boston Allen French

They are also found as clerks, copyists and stenographers in the various elective and appointive State, city and county offices.
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various

appointive positions, also, which women might legally hold are practically withheld from them because of their lack of the ballot.
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various

Never was appointive officer so oblivious of facts in his reports to his superior, as was Carrington.
The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4) Albert J. Beveridge

Office Holding: Women are not eligible to any office, elective or appointive, except that they may serve as notaries public.
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various

Office Holding: Women are eligible to all elective or appointive School offices except where it is forbidden by special charters.
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various

(mainly US) relating to or filled by appointment: an appointive position


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