Assignation definition

ăsĭg-nāshən
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An appointment to meet, esp. one made secretly by lovers, or the meeting itself; tryst; rendezvous.
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The act of assigning.

Assignation of blame.

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Something assigned, especially an allotment.
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An appointment to meet in secret, especially between lovers.
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The meeting made by such an appointment.
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Anything assigned.
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An appointment for a meeting, generally of a romantic or sexual nature.

1749 As soon as Mr. Barville saw me, he got up, with a visible air of pleasure and surprize, and saluting me, asked Mrs. Cole if it was possible that so fine and delicate a creature would voluntarily submit to such sufferings and rigours as were the subject of his assignation. — John Cleland, Memoirs of Fanny Hill.

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A making over by transfer of title; assignment.
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An assigning or being assigned.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
assignation
Plural:
assignations

Origin of assignation

  • Old French assignacion

    From Wiktionary