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To transfer to another, as to assign one's right to receive rental income from property to another. To designate for a particular function, as to assign an attorney to defend an indigent in a criminal prosecution. To specify or point out, as to assign errors in a lower court proceeding on a writ of error that is submitted to request a court to reverse the judgment of the lower court.
1) v. to transfer to another person any asset such as real property or a valuable right such as a contract or promissory note. 2) n. the person (assignee) who receives a piece of property by purchase, gift or by will. It often shows up in contracts and wills.
assign(Allot), verb allocate, apportion, appropriate, attribuere, deal out, dispense, distribute, divide in portions, dole out, give out, mete out, partition, portion out, rem hooini adsignare, share
Associated concepts: assign a cause of action, assign a chose in action, assign a lease, assign over, assign without reeourse, assignable interest, assigned counsel, assigned risk, sublease
assign(Designate), verb appoint, ascribe, attribute, authorize, charge, commission, commit powers to another, delegate, depute, detail, empower, entrust, invest, name, prescribe, put in commission, set, specify
Foreign phrases: Assignatus utitur jure auctoris.An assignee is clothed with the right of his principal.
assign(Transfer ownership), verb abalienate, commit to another's trust, consign, convey, deliver, devolve upon, dispose of, endorse over, entrust, grant, make over to another, negotiate, refer, release, relegate, sign over, surrender to another, transfer to another, transmit
See also: abalienate, adduce, alienate, allocate, allot, appoint, apportion, ascribe, assess, attorn, attribute, authorize, bear, cede, charge, commit, contribute, convey, delegate, demarcate, designate, devise, devote, direct, disburse, dispense, disperse, disseminate, distribute, divide, dole, employ, empower, endue, entrust, expend, give, grant, impute, induct, leave, marshal, mete, nominate, parcel, refer, relegate, select, site, split, supervise, supply, transfer, yield
TO ASSIGN, contracts; practice. 1. To make a right over to another; as to assign an estate, an annuity, a bond, &c., over to another. 5 John. Rep: 391. 2. To appoint; as, to appoint a deputy,, &c. Justices are also said to be assigned to keep the peace. 3. To set forth or point out; as, to "assign errors," to show where the error is committed; or to assign false judgment, to show wherein it was unjust. F. N. B. 19.