Definitions of assignment

  1. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. as duty that you are assigned to perform especially in the armed forces; "hazardous duty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. An allotting or an appointment to a particular person or use; or for a particular time, as of a cause or causes in court. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A transfer of title or interest by writing, as of lease, bond, note, or bill of exchange; a transfer of the whole of some particular estate or interest in lands. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The writing by which an interest is transferred. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The transfer of the property of a bankrupt to certain persons called assignees, in whom it is vested for the benefit of creditors. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A transfer of property rights from one person to another, called the assignee.
  13. A setting apart, allotment, or appointment to some particular person or use; transfer of title or interest; the deed of writing effecting such a transfer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Act of assigning: anything assigned: the writing by which a transfer is made. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A transfer of title or interest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. An assigning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The transfer of a property, or the writing of transfer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. An allotting or appointment to a particular person or use; a transfer of title or interest; the writing by which an interest is transferred; the thing or property transferred; a pointing out. Assignment in bankruptey, the transfer of a bankrupt's property to assignees for the benefit of the creditors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. The thing assigned; the transference of some right or interest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. In contracts. 1. The act by which one person transfers to another, or causes to vest in that other, the whole of the right, interest, or property which he has in any realty or personalty, in possession or in action, or any share, interest, or subsidiary estate therein. Seventh Nat. Bank v. Iron Co. (C. C.) 35 Fed. 440; Haug v. Riley, 101 Ga. 372, 29 S. E. 44, 40 L It A. 244. More particularly, a written transfer of property, as distinguished from a transfer by mere delivery. 2. In a narrower sense, the transfer or making over of the estate, right, or title which one has in lands and tenements; and, in an especially technical sense, the transfer of the unexpired residue of a term or estate for life or years. Assignment does not include testamentary transfers. The idea of an assignment is essentially that of a transfer by one existing party to another existing party of some species of property or valuable interest, except in the case of an executor. Ilight v. Sackett, 34 N. Y. 447. 3. A transfer or making over by a debtor of all his property and effects to one or more assignees in trust for the benefit of his creditors. 2 Story, Eq. Jur. thelawdictionary.org
  21. Contracts. In common parlance this word signifies the transfer of all kinds of property, real, personal, and mixed, and whether the same be in possession or in action; as, a general assignment. In a more technical sense it Is usually applied to the transfer of a term for years; but it is more properly used to signify a transfer of some particular estate or interest in lands. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  22. The proper technical words of an assignment are, assign, transfer, and set over; but the words grant, bargain, and sell, or any other words which will show the intent of the parties to make a complete transfer, will amount to an assignment. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  23. A chose in action cannot be assigned at law, though it may be done in equity; but the assignee takes it subject to all the equity to which it was liable in the hands of the original party. 2 John. Ch. Rep. 443, and the cases there cited. 2 Wash. Rep. 233. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  24. The deed by which an assignment is made,, is also called an assignment. Vide, generally, Com. Dig. h. t.; Bac. Ab. h. t. Vin. Ab. h. t.; Nelson's Ab. h. t.; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 2612. In relation to general assignments, see Angell on Assignments, passim; 1 Hate & Wall. Sel. Dec. 78-85. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  25. By an assignment of a right all the accessories which belong to it, will pass with it as, if the assignor of a bond had collateral security, or a lien on property, the collateral security and the lien will pass with the assignment of the bond. 2 Penn. 361; 3 Bibb, 291; 4 B. Munroe, 529; 2 Drev. n. 218; 1 P. St. R. 454. 6. The assignment of a thing also carries with it all that belongs to it by right of accession; if, therefore, the thing produce interest or rent, the interest or the arrearages of the rent since the assignment, will belong to the assignee. 7 John. Cas. 90 6 Pick. 360. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  26. Storing the value of an expression in avariable. This is commonly written in the form "v = e". InAlgol the assignment operator was ":=" (pronounced"becomes") to avoid mathematicians qualms about writingstatements like x = x+1.Assignment is not allowed in functional languages, where anidentifier always has the same value.See also referential transparency, single assignment,zero assignment. foldoc_fs
  27. Allotment; legal transference; document effecting this; attribution; allegement (of reasons). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. n. An allotting to a particular person or use; –a transfer of title or interest; –the writing by which an interest is transferred; –the transfer of the property of a bankrupt. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. Appointment of one thing with regard to another thing or person; in law, the deed by which any thing is transferred from one to another. Complete Dictionary