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appoint vt

1 : to name officially to a position [ed to the agency's top post] [ed conservator of the estate]
2 : to determine the distribution of (property) by exercising the authority granted by a power of appointment [a general power to the corpus of a trust "W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al."]
: to exercise a power of appointment see also power of appointment
ap·point·ive [ə-pȯin-tiv]

ap·point·ment n

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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