[uh-sahy-nee, as-uh-nee]
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Origin of assignee

1275–1325; Middle English assigne < Middle French, noun use of past participle of assigner to assign; see -ee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. law a person to whom some right, interest, or property is transferred
  2. Australian history a convict who had undergone assignment
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Word Origin and History for assignee

early 15c., "one who is appointed to act for another," from Old French assigne, past participle of assignier (see assign).

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