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Appointments are entailed in the prerogative power of a government official or executive to select persons to fill an honorary position or employment in the government. The power to do so or the legal ability of a testator to select another person to dispose of the testator’s property falls under this category.

Recess appointment, a method of filling vacancies under U.S. federal law, is another possibility. These can be a form of a Royal Warrant. The list of positions filled by presidential recruitment with Senate confirmation is another.

Nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court of a country is another type. Judicial appointments in countries, made by the federal government or provincial government, are covered here. Superior and federal court judges are appointed by the federal government while inferior courts are appointed by the provincial government.

Warrants of appointments, official documents presented by the supreme executive authority of a country, to persons upon appointments to certain offices, are covered here as well.

A power of appointment is a term most frequently used in the law of wills to describe the ability of the testator (the person writing the will) to select a person who will be given the authority to dispose of certain property under the will. Although any person can exercise this power at any time during their life, its use is rare outside of a will. The power is divided into two broad categories: general powers of appointment and special powers of appointment. The holder of a power of appointment differs from the trustee of a trust in that the former has no obligation to manage the property for the generation of income, but need only distribute it.

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