- In law an assign is defined as an individual that may receive the transfer of assets from someone else.
An example of an assign is a child who inherits his father's house after his death.
- To assign is defined as to empower or distribute a job or responsibility.
- An example of something you may assign are appointment times.
- An example of something you may assign are chores to your children.
- An example of something a teacher may assign is the job of line leader.
- to set apart or mark for a specific purpose; designate: assign a day for the meeting
- to place at some task or duty; appoint: I was assigned to watch the road
- to give out as a task; allot: the teacher assigned a new lesson
- to ascribe; attribute: jealousy was assigned as the motive for the crime
- Law to transfer (a claim, right, property, etc.) to another
Origin of assignMiddle English assignen ; from Old French assigner ; from Classical Latin assignare, mark out, allot ; from ad-, to + signare, sign
transitive verbas·signed, as·sign·ing, as·signs
- To select for a duty or office; appoint: firefighters assigned to the city's industrial park. See Synonyms at appoint.
- To set apart for a particular purpose or place in a particular category; designate: assigned the new species to an existing genus. See Synonyms at allocate.
- To give out as a task; allot: assigned homework to the class.
- To ascribe; attribute: assigned blame for the loss to a lack of good defense. See Synonyms at attribute.
- To match or pair with: assign a value to each of the variables.
- Law To transfer (property, rights, or interests) from one to another.
Origin of assignMiddle English assignen, from Old French assigner, from Latin assign&amacron;re : ad-, ad- + sign&amacron;re, to mark (from signum, sign; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present assigns, present participle assigning, simple past and past participle assigned)
- To designate or set apart something for some purpose.
- to assign a day for trial
- To appoint or select someone for some office.
- to assign counsel for a prisoner
- To allot or give something as a task.
- To attribute or sort something into categories.
- (law) To transfer property, a legal right, etc., from one person to another.
- (computing, programming) To give (a value) to a variable.
- We assign 100 to x.
- An assignee.
Old French assigner
assign - Investment & Finance Definition
To transfer ownership from one party to another by signing a contract. The assignor gives up ownership and the assignee becomes the owner.