Confirmation hearings

Meetings held by the Senate to gather information about candidates for federal office nominated by the president of the United States. Under the Constitution, the president has the right to appoint whomever he wants to various government offices, including members of the cabinet and federal judges, but each appointment must be approved by the Senate as part of the separation of powers.

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  • Confirmative

    [kuh n-fur-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈfɜr məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. serving to ; corroborative.

  • Confirmatory

    [kuh n-fur-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈfɜr məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. serving to ; corroborative.

  • Confirmee

    /ˌkɒnfəˈmiː/ noun 1. a person who has confirmed that he or she will attend a specified event

  • Confiscable

    [kuh n-fis-kuh-buh l, kon-fuh-skuh-buh l] /kənˈfɪs kə bəl, ˈkɒn fə skə bəl/ adjective 1. liable to be . /kənˈfɪskəbəl/ adjective 1. subject or liable to confiscation or seizure

  • Confiscate

    [verb kon-fuh-skeyt; adjective kuh n-fis-kit] /verb ˈkɒn fəˌskeɪt; adjective kənˈfɪs kɪt/ verb (used with object), confiscated, confiscating. 1. to seize as forfeited to the public domain; appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use. 2. to seize by or as if by authority; appropriate summarily: The border guards confiscated our movie cameras. adjective 3. seized […]

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