Origin of assignation
Examples from the Web for assignation
One can see an assignation end hopelessly, another can see it freighted with possibility.How Will They End ‘The Affair’? Showtime’s Adultery Drama Defies Predictability|Tim Teeman|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leave them alone for half an hour, and they will consummate the assignation in a hall closet or a public park.
Thomas, for that was the swain's name, made an assignation one night to meet Jenny in the orchard at Allanbank.Scottish Ghost Stories|Elliott O'Donnell
Harry, my poor friend, is it possible that you have an assignation?East of Suez|William Somerset Maugham
The man of gallantry behaves as if he had made an assignation with every woman he addresses.Table-Talk|William Hazlitt
It is a delightful Assignation, but I hope it is a Prelude to one more agreeable.The Old Debauchees. A Comedy (1732)|Henry Fielding
But I had an assignation, and on such occasions one does not consult the thermometer.Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for assignation
Word Origin for assignation
Word Origin and History for assignation
early 14c., "appointment by authority," from Old French assignacion (14c., Modern French assignation), from Latin assignationem (nominative assignatio) "an assigning, allotment," noun of action from past participle stem of assignare (see assign). Meaning "action of legally transfering" (a right or property) is from 1570s; that of "a meeting by arrangement, tryst" is from 1650s.