Pronunciation: (u-point'), [key]
1. to name or assign to a position, an office, or the like; designate: to appoint a new treasurer; to appoint a judge to the bench.
2. to determine by authority or agreement; fix; set: to appoint a time for the meeting.
3. Law.to designate (a person) to take the benefit of an estate created by a deed or will.
4. to provide with what is necessary; equip; furnish: They appointed the house with all the latest devices.
5. Archaic.to order or establish by decree or command; ordain; constitute: laws appointed by God.
6. Obs.to point at by way of censure.
Obs.to ordain; resolve; determine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.