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 for Appointing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appoint \Ap*point"\ ([a^]p*point"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Appointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Appointing.] [OE. appointen,
     apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F.
     appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare
     to bring back to the point, restore, to fix the point in a
     controversy, or the points in an agreement; L. ad + punctum a
     point. See Point.]
     1. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
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              When he appointed the foundations of the earth.
                                                    --Prov. viii.
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     2. To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or
        mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe;
        to fix the time and place of.
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              Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the
              king shall appoint.                   --2 Sam. xv.
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              He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge
              the world in righteousness.           --Acts xvii.
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              Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and
              appoint the meeting.                  --Shak.
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     3. To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
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              Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every
              one to his service.                   --Num. iv. 19.
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              These were cities appointed for all the children of
              Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among
              them.                                 --Josh. xx. 9.
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     4. To furnish in all points; to provide with everything
        necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
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              The English, being well appointed, did so entertain
              them that their ships departed terribly torn.
                                                    --Hayward.
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     5. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or
        commendation; to arraign. [Obs.]
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              Appoint not heavenly disposition.     --Milton.
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     6. (Law) To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a
        new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a
        conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed.
        --Burrill. Kent.
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     To appoint one's self, to resolve. [Obs.] --Crowley.
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