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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assigning 
  n  :  the  act  of  distributing  something  to  designated  places  or 
  persons;  "the  first  task  is  the  assignment  of  an  address 
  to  each  datum"  [syn:  {assignment}] 




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