APPOINTMENTLegal Dictionary -> APPOINTMENT
APPOINTMENT, government, wills. The act by which a person is selected and
invested with an office; as the appointment of a judge, of which the makingout of his commission is conclusive evidence. 1 Cranch, 137, 155; 10 Pet.343. The appointment of
an executor, which is done by nominating him as suchin a will or testament. 2. By appointment is also understood a public employment, nearlysynonymous with office. The
distinction is this, that the term appointmentis of a more extensive signification than office; for example, the act ofauthorizing a man to print the laws of the United States by
authority, andthe right conveyed by such an act, is an appointment, but the right thusconveyed is not an office. 17 S. & R. 219, 233. See 3 S. & R. 157; Coop.Just. 599, 604.