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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assignation  \As`sig*na"tion\,  n.  [L.  assignatio,  fr  assignare: 
  cf  F.  assignation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  assigning  or  allotting;  apportionment. 
 
  This  order  being  taken  in  the  senate,  as  touching 
  the  appointment  and  assignation  of  those  provinces. 
  --Holland. 
 
  2.  An  appointment  of  time  and  place  for  meeting  or  interview; 
  --  used  chiefly  of  love  interviews,  and  now  commonly  in  a 
  bad  sense 
 
  While  nymphs  take  treats,  or  assignations  give 
  --Pope. 
 
  3.  A  making  over  by  transfer  of  title;  assignment. 
 
  {House  of  assignation},  a  house  in  which  appointments  for 
  sexual  intercourse  are  fulfilled. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assignation 
  n  :  a  secret  rendezvous  (especially  between  lovers)  [syn:  {tryst}] 




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