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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  ASsign  \AS*sign"\,  v.  i.  (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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assign  \As*sign"\,  n.  [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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assign  \As*sign"\,  v.  t.  [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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assign  \As*sign"\,  n.  [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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assign 
  v  1:  give  an  assignment  to  (a  person)  to  a  post  or  assign  a  task 
  to  (a  person)  [syn:  {delegate},  {designate},  {depute}] 
  2:  give  out  "We  were  assigned  new  uniforms"  [syn:  {allot},  {portion}] 
  3:  attribute  to  a  source  or  cause  "We  attributed  this 
  quotation  to  Shakespeare"  [syn:  {impute},  {ascribe},  {attribute}] 
  4:  select  something  or  someone  for  a  specific  purpose  [syn:  {specify}, 
  {set  apart}] 
  5:  put  something  on  or  into  (abstractly)  assign;  ;  "She  put 
  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}] 
  6:  make  undue  claims  to  having  [syn:  {arrogate},  {ascribe}] 
  7:  transfer  one's  right  to 




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