n. The act of appointing, designating, or placing in office: as, he erred by the appointment of unsuitable men.n. An office held by a person appointed: as, a high appointment in the civil service.n. Stipulation; engagement; assignation; the act of fixing by mutual agreement: as, an appointment to meet at six o'clock.n. Anything fixed or established; established order or constitution; decree; ordinance; direction; order; command: as, it is our duty to submit to the divine appointments.n. Equipment, furniture, outfit, as for a ship, an army, a soldier, etc.; whatever is appointed for use and management; accoutrements: in this sense generally used in the plural.n. The act of preparing; preparation.n. An allowance to a person; a salary or pension, as of a public officer: properly used only in the plural.n. In law, the act of appointing or designating the beneficiary who is to take the use of an estate created under a preceding deed or will. See appoint, 5.