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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.
When he appointed the foundations of the earth.
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.
Thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the
king shall appoint. --2 Sam. xv.
He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge
the world in righteousness. --Acts xvii.
Say that the emperor request a parley . . . and
appoint the meeting. --Shak.
3. To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
Aaron and his shall go in, and appoint them every
one to his service. --Num. iv. 19.
These were cities appointed for all the children of
Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among
them. --Josh. xx. 9.
4. To furnish in all points; to provide with everything
necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
The English, being well appointed, did so entertain
them that their ships departed terribly torn.
5. To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or
commendation; to arraign. [Obs.]
Appoint not heavenly disposition. --Milton.
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.
To appoint one's self, to resolve. [Obs.] --Crowley.
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