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

Assign \As*sign"\, verb (used without an object) (Law) To transfer or pass over property to another, whether for the benefit of the assignee or of the assignor's creditors, or in furtherance of some trust. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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

Assign \As*sign"\, noun [From {Assign}, v.] A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance. [Obs.]

Six French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, as girdles, hangers, and so. --Shak.

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

Assign \As*sign"\, noun [See {Assignee}.] (Law) A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.

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

assign

verb

1: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) [syn: {delegate}, {designate}, {depute}, {assign}]

2: give out; "We were assigned new uniforms" [syn: {assign}, {allot}, {portion}]

3: attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats" [syn: {impute}, {ascribe}, {assign}, {attribute}]

4: select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise" [syn: {assign}, {specify}, {set apart}]

5: attribute or give; "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story" [syn: {put}, {assign}]

6: make undue claims to having [syn: {arrogate}, {assign}]

7: transfer one's right to

8: decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class" [syn: {assign}, {attribute}]


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