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Assign

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.

assign

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

assign

1 to transfer (one's right, interest, or title to property) to someone else; see ASSIGNATION.
2 a person to whom property is assigned; an assignee.

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.

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In particular, we find that bundled assignability is a common feature of commercial contracts in practice, and legal entities are the predominant means of achieving it.
Despite some trends permitting assignability, defense counsel should be quick to search for collusion.
The prosodically unmarked position of the pronominal or nominal object to the left of the adverb and the assignability of SA to the participle indicate that projection of wide focus is allowed in (35) (see also Zwart 1997a: 92):
In addition, several appellate courts (Second and Ninth Circuits) have discounted the valuation of lottery winnings because of their lack of marketability or assignability.
The assumability and assignability of an intellectual property license may depend upon whether the license is an exclusive or nonexclusive license.
McChesney's assertion that forced inducer-promisee negotiation yields lower transaction costs seems mistaken when assignability is unclear, such as in the case of personal service contracts.
The stipulation and order provides, among other things, that Cendant and its affiliates agree not to object to the debtors' assignability of the Cendant Agreements.
Finally, both the licensor and licensee should also not gloss over general boilerplate language such as the assignability of a license.
123, 136 (2008) (explaining that bankruptcy laws codify this principle of free assignability and that "[t]he right to assign valuable contract rights is often what makes a Chapter 11 reorganization feasible because it provides value to the estate and a raison d'etre for the bankruptcy filing"); Peter S.
The major changes with respect to assignability of tort claims in insolvency cases, and the prohibition of in pari delicto defenses as against an assignee for the benefit of creditors and his or her initial assignee (44) will no doubt be the subject of future litigation and more scholarly articles.