APPOINTMENT, COUNCIL OF
\ɐpˈɔ͡ɪntmənt], \ɐpˈɔɪntmənt], \ɐ_p_ˈɔɪ_n_t_m_ə_n_t]\
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A council of four members, instituted by the New York Constitution of 1777, whose function was to approve or disapprove of nominations to office made by the Governor. They strengthened their powers in 1801, became an instrument of great abuse in the way of partisan appointments, and were abolished in 1821.
By John Franklin Jameson
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