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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Assign \As*sign"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Assigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assigning}.] [OE. assignen, asignen, F. assigner, fr. L. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. See {Sign}.]

1. To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.

In the order I assign to them. --Loudon.

The man who could feel thus was worthy of a better station than that in which his lot had been assigned. --Southey.

He assigned to his men their several posts. --Prescott.

2. To fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial.

All as the dwarf the way to her assigned. --Spenser.

It is not easy to assign a period more eventful. --De Quincey.

3. (Law) To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.

{To assign dower}, to set out by metes and bounds the widow's share or portion in an estate. --Kent.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

assigning

noun

1: the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum" [syn: {assignment}, {assigning}]


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