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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Assignat  \As`si`gnat"\  (?;  277),  n.  [F.  assignat,  fr  L. 
  assignatus  p.  p.  of  assignare.] 
  One  of  the  notes,  bills,  or  bonds,  issued  as  currency  by  the 
  revolutionary  government  of  France  (1790-1796),  and  based  on 
  the  security  of  the  lands  of  the  church  and  of  nobles  which 
  had  been  appropriated  by  the  state.