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Definitions for appointee
ə pɔɪnˈti, ˌæp ɔɪnˈtiap·pointee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appointeenoun

    an official who is appointed

  2. appointee, appointmentnoun

    a person who is appointed to a job or position


  1. appointeenoun

    a person who is appointed

    The ambassador is a political appointee, not a career diplomat.

  2. Etymology: appointé, from appointer.


  1. appointee

    An appointee is a person who has been assigned, nominated or chosen to occupy a particular position or role, often within an organization, committee, or the government, typically by someone in a higher position of authority or through a formal procedure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appointeeverb

    a person appointed

  2. Appointeeverb

    a person in whose favor a power of appointment is executed

  3. Etymology: [F. appoint, p. p. of appointer. See Appoint, v. t.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appointee in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appointee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of appointee in a Sentence

  1. Chris Christie:

    It’s called burrowing, you take them from the political appointee side into the civil service side, in order to try to set up ... roadblocks for your successor, kind of like when all the Clinton people took all the Ws off the keyboard when George Bush was coming into the White House.

  2. Jerrold Nadler:

    If the department still refuses, then it should be up to a judge - not the president or his political appointee - to decide whether it is appropriate for the committee to review the complete record.

  3. William Blanchard:

    He's Scott's appointee, so I assume this came from the governor, and if( state employees) didn't follow through on that directive, their jobs were in jeopardy.

  4. President Trump:

    They can't execute all policy when they are acting, anytime you have an acting, they can't perform all the duties that a Senate-confirmed appointee can.

  5. The Iowa Republican:

    No matter what the FBI finds, a political appointee of the Justice Department will ultimately make the decision of whether or not to prosecute.

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