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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.

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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It has been the author's experience both as a group member/leader and as an assigner of group tasks that effective group behavior is more likely when the monitoring and handling of disruptive behavior is handled from within with minimal external influence.
Cette methode est inductive au sens ou les regroupements se fondent sur les seules ressemblances entre les cas par rapport a un grand nombre d'indicateurs, representant divers aspects des regimes providentiels, sans assigner au depart, arbitrairement, un poids plus grand a l'un ou a l'autre.
It might be instructive to do a functional analysis of "assigner behavior" to see why such assignments are made.
Thireau underlines the extremist position adopted by Grassaille: "Alors que des auteurs a tendance autocratique, dont le plus notable est sans doute Grassaille, s'attachent a exalter sans reserve la royaute, d'autres plus traditionalistes et plus moderes, cherchent avant tout a lui assigner des limites, a realiser unequilibre entre le pouvoir du prince et les droits et privileges des ordres qui composent la nation," 251-52.
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The paper finds that in a traditional composition class, the teacher maintains the locus of control in four areas: assigner of topics for composition; writer of formative comments on drafts; determiner of quality standards; and evaluator of how well students' final drafts meet those standards.