- the transference of a right, interest, or title, or the instrument of transfer.
- a transference of property to assignees for the benefit of creditors.
Origin of assignment
Examples from the Web for assignment
When Lewis was shipped off to Vietnam, his son was just three months old, and the timing of the assignment worried Lewis.
When Vial got that first assignment, she was just beginning her photography career, and Cirque du Soleil was only a few years old.
“For our winter issue, we gave ourselves one assignment: Break The Internet,” wrote Paper.Kim Kardashian Bares Her Shiny, Bounteous Butt, Breaks the Internet|Marlow Stern|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You were in retirement when you got the call for this assignment.
The AP story used in the Hitler-Bush assignment is titled, “Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD,” which ran in October 2003.D.C. Public Schools Hides Teacher Who Told Students to Compare Bush to Hitler|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Weer to supersede him and for his own assignment to the Second Brigade of the expedition.The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War|Annie Heloise Abel
She had made Madame Bridau an assignment of three thousand francs out of her annuity.The Two Brothers|Honore de Balzac
Now, when you got your assignment on or about November 17, what did you do in this regard?Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The assignment policies and recruitment practices of the corps were the inevitable result of its segregation policy.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
At the end of his first month comes the newly enlisted man's assignment to a vessel in active cruising service.The Sea Rovers|Rufus Rockwell Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for assignment
- the transfer to another of a right, interest, or title to property, esp personal propertyassignment of a lease
- the document effecting such a transfer
- the right, interest, or property transferred
Word Origin and History for assignment
late 14c., "order, request, directive," from Old French assignement "(legal) assignment (of dower, etc.)," from Late Latin assignamentum, noun of action from Latin assignare (see assign). Meaning "appointment to office" is mid-15c.; that of "a task assigned" (to someone) is from c.1848.