An appointment is a time reserved for something such as a doctor visit, much like a reservation. Reservation is something reserved. ...
In government, it also refers to the assignment of a person by an official to perform a duty, such as a presidential appointment of a judge to a court. This may also happen for an office which is normally elected, but has an unexpected vacancy. A person appointed but not yet in office is a designate. President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... A judge or justice is an appointed or elected official who presides over a court. ... This article is about courts of law. ...
In Christianity, particularly denominations which practice episcopal forms of church government and polity (such as Anglicanism and United Methodist Church, an appointment of clergy is made by a bishop to a particular ministry setting. Typically, a pastor is appointed to a particular church or parish. Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament. ... The word Episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word however is used in religious terms to mean bishop. ... The term Anglican (from the Angles or English) describes those people and churches following the religious traditions developed by the established Church of England. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ... Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given religion. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who holds a specific position of authority in any of a number of Christian churches. ...
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Outside the capital city Commissioners are appointed instead of consuls, although the Commissioner's mission is generally known as a consulate as opposed to a commission.
Historically, in the British Empire High Commissioners were envoys of the Imperial Government appointed to manage protectorates or groups of territories not fully under the sovereignty of the British Crown.
The first Dominion High Commissioner was appointed by Canada as its envoy in London in 1880, but the Imperial Government did not appoint high commissioners to the Dominions, where it was already represented by the relevant Governor-General.
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