Appointive (adjective)

Refers to a position that is filled by appointment rather than election.


From appoint + -ive, meaning appointed or made by appointment.


  1. The governor's office was filled with appointive positions, rather than elected ones.
  2. The governor was known for making appointive decisions based on merit and qualifications.
  3. The appointive positions were considered more prestigious and had more power than elected positions.
  4. The mayor was criticized for making too many appointive decisions, rather than giving the public a voice.
  5. The appointive positions required the approval of the Senate, and the process was highly scrutinized.
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