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How to use appointive in a sentence

With one necessary exception all offices are appointive and the tenure of all except that is the same.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
Incumbents holding appointive offices were in a state of dread.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
He declared with great feeling that he would never accept another appointive civil office.
THE LIFE OF ISAAC INGALLS STEVENS, VOLUME II (OF 2)HAZARD STEVENS
In practice they were largely self-appointive and were responsible for filling most local offices.
THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF MARLBOROUGH, VIRGINIAC. MALCOLM WATKINS
This was one of the most important appointive offices in the State Administration.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND HIS TIMESHAROLD HOWLAND
The position made him head of police force with appointive powers.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
This would have had the effect of making their officials appointive.
THE PHILIPPINES PAST AND PRESENT (VOLUME 2 OF 2)DEAN CONANT WORCESTER
Even the men in the appointive offices did not venture to say he had much force.
LIFTED MASKSSUSAN GLASPELL
Never was appointive officer so oblivious of facts in his reports to his superior, as was Carrington.
THE LIFE OF JOHN MARSHALL (VOLUME 2 OF 4)ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE
Thus for the second time these two highest appointive offices of the National Government were held simultaneously by the same man.
THE LIFE OF JOHN MARSHALL (VOLUME 2 OF 4)ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE

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