Definition of 'appointee'
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His jarring attacks on the spy world are aimed at the political appointees at the top, whom he regards as biased and incompetent, not career officials. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The statistical service was stuffed with new political appointees willing to produce better news. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nine senior positions are filled at present by temporary replacements or new appointees for staff who have resigned. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Any changes should only be for new appointees, prepared to accept judicial appointment on less favourable terms. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is a further delay to publish the promise that at least half of all new appointees to the boards of public bodies are women. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And it's proved so unmanageable that you can now hardly move for government appointees reviewing how to keep the business on track. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But once there are political appointees on the boards of individual companies, politics cannot be kept out of such appointments for very long. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Figures were initially cut to 66 but this has crept up in the past two years as ministers have relied more heavily on political appointees. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is a further reason why any change to the terms of judges' remuneration should not be retrospective and should apply only to new appointees. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Members of the career service, in contrast to political appointees, constitute the bulk of the civil service. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)Ministers' offices could be strengthened and their staffing increased, without turning them into cabinets comprised solely of political appointees. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The military was running what was supposedly a civilian operation, and most of the civilians were political appointees with little knowledge of anything except Republican politics. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'appointee'
British English: appointee NOUN
An appointee is someone who has been chosen for a particular job or position of responsibility.
He is a recent appointee to the court.
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