Assignment Definition

ə-sīnmənt
assignments
noun
assignments
An assigning or being assigned; appointment; allotment.
Webster's New World
Anything assigned or allotted, as a lesson, task, etc.
Webster's New World
A position or post of duty to which one is assigned.
The journalist took an assignment in China.
American Heritage
A transfer of a claim, right, property, etc.
Webster's New World
An instrument, as a deed, authorizing this.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
keeping
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An assignment of most of a debtor’s property to another who, acting as a trustee, consolidates and liquidates the assets and pays the debtor’s creditors with any surplus being returned to the debtor.
Webster's New World Law

An assignment of a lessee’s entire interest in a lease. The assignor remains secondarily liable to the landlord and will have to pay the rent if the assignee does not. See also sublease.

Webster's New World Law
The act of telling a futures or options writer that his or her contract has been exercised and that he or she must purchase or sell the underlying security at the specified strike price. At expiration, the exchange or clearinghouse assigns the futures or options contract to either a randomly or systematically chosen party.
Webster's New World Finance

Other Word Forms of Assignment

Noun

Singular:
assignment
Plural:
assignments

Origin of Assignment

  • Old French assignement

    From Wiktionary

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