Assign

Definition of Assign

As`sign´
v. t.1.To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.
[imp. & p. p. Assigned ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Assigning.]
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.
v. i.1.(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.
n.1.A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.
Six French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, as girdles, hangers, and so.
- Shak.
1.(Law) A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.

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