Simple English definitions for legal terms


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A quick definition of appointment:

An appointment is when someone is chosen for a job or duty, especially for a government position. It can also mean the office or position that someone has been appointed to. In parliamentary law, it refers to naming someone to a position without an election. Appointment can also refer to the act of disposing of property through a power of appointment. Illusory appointment is a type of transfer of property that is not really effective.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: Appointment refers to the designation of a person for a job or duty, especially for a public office. It can also refer to the act of disposing of property through a power granted for that purpose.

  • The President has the power of appointment for principal federal officials, subject to senatorial consent.
  • John received a high appointment in the federal government.
  • The committee members were named through appointment rather than election.
  • The tenant made an appointment of lands through a power of appointment.

The first example illustrates how appointment can refer to the naming of someone to a public office. The second example shows how appointment can refer to a specific office occupied by someone who has been appointed. The third example demonstrates how appointment can be used in parliamentary law to name an officer or committee member. The fourth example shows how appointment can refer to the act of disposing of property through a power of appointment.

Overall, appointment refers to the act of designating someone for a job or duty, or the act of disposing of property through a power granted for that purpose.

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i've heard great things about UVA! I visited upenn and hated it so much / felt so uncomfy there and the starbucks by campus got robbed while i was there waiting for my tour to start lol
@OptimisticOutlier That sounds terrible, I'm sorry you had to experience that lol. Can I ask what made you feel uncomfortable? Like the sketchy vibes of the city or like the camp\us itself etc.?
penn is in a nice area
right next to drexel
it was campus itself, honestly i can't explain what it actually is. I felt the same way when I was touring schools for undergrad, pretty much pulled up to upenn and told my mom i knew i didn't like it and didn't need to take the tour lol
would argue with the nice area piece lol i think all of philly is kinda scary, someone pulled a gun on my team while we were down for a football game at upenn and walking around at night
but that said, i'm pretty happy i moved to pa after school and i know lots of people love upenn!
dear god is that sketchy
definetly safer than how its being described
people are absolutely crwzy
yeah yeah will 10000% agree i've had like bad outlier experiences lol
u are the optimistic outlier after all
how do i tell my boss im quitting and need to take off on monday (visiting ND on monday to meet with dean and check the vibes, was gonna put in my 2 weeks regardless
i luv being an art hoe snob
believe it or not i didn’t miss any calls
Lol all of philly is a dumpster fire
Yet i am moving there for law school in 14 days lol
@OptimisticOutlier: congratulations!!!
I live in that area. It isn't bad at all
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