Assigns


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to Assigns: assignor

Assigns

Individuals to whom property is, will, or may be transferred by conveyance, will, Descent and Distribution, or statute; assignees.

The term assigns is often found in deeds; for example, "heirs, administrators, and assigns to denote the assignable nature of the interest or right created."

ASSIGNS, contracts. Those to whom rights have been transmitted by particular title, such as sale, gift, legacy, transfer, or cession. Vide Ham. Paities, 230; Lofft. 316. These words, and also the word forever, are commonly added to the word heirs in deeds conveying a fee simple, heirs and assigns forever "but they are in such cases inoperative. 2 Barton's Elem. Convey. 7, (n.) But see Fleta, lib. 3, cap. 14, Sec. 6. The use of naming them, is explained in Spencer's Case, 5 Rep. 16; and Ham. Parties, 128. The word heirs, however, does not include or imply assigns. 1 Anderson's Rep. 299.

References in classic literature ?
Why, we valiantly and pugnaciously insist upon the verbal truth, that different natures ought to have different pursuits, but we never considered at all what was the meaning of sameness or difference of nature, or why we distinguished them when we assigned different pursuits to different natures and the same to the same natures.
And if, I said, the male and female sex appear to differ in their fitness for any art or pursuit, we should say that such pursuit or art ought to be assigned to one or the other of them; but if the difference consists only in women bearing and men begetting children, this does not amount to a proof that a woman differs from a man in respect of the sort of education she should receive; and we shall therefore continue to maintain that our guardians and their wives ought to have the same pursuits.
Then let the wives of our guardians strip, for their virtue will be their robe, and let them share in the toils of war and the defence of their country; only in the distribution of labours the lighter are to be assigned to the women, who are the weaker natures, but in other respects their duties are to be the same.
New York: Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to the RBC Municipal Floater Certificates (Floater Certificates), RBC Municipal Residual Certificates (Residual Certificates) and Trust Receipts of the RBC Municipal Products, LLC Trust series listed below:
The chart lists each chemical alphabetically and assigns one of six ratings to each.
Texas permits the court to mold the plaintiff's award proportionally by the amount of fault that the jury assigns to settled parties and the plaintiff, and defendants may designate and make claims against other responsible third parties, including bankrupt companies.
However, conflicts may arise when an agency contributes members to the task force on a part-time basis but, then, routinely assigns these employees to non-JTTF duties.
A common alternative practice assigns service department cost at the end of the period based on the actual realization of service department cost and the cost driver.
Critics have long charged the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the authority that assigns domain names, with artificially choking off the number of possible Web addresses.
Billing software that is linked to MDS software and automatically records days charged per assessment frequently assigns covered days inaccurately.
The permanent assignment model is derived from standard hospital practice, which assigns professional nurses to a specific patient caseload for the duration of their hospital stay.
On the other hand, ABC assigns costs to products based on the actual consumption of plant resources.