verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- assigned counsel
Origin of assign
Examples from the Web for assignor
Assignor—The debtor who makes an assignment, or transfers property for the benefit of creditors.
If an assignee of a copyright fail to print a proper notice he will have no remedy even against his assignor for infringement.
The person making over is called the assignor or cedent; the recipient, the assign or assignee.
Or where is the justice of doing more for the assignee than he, or his assignor, expected could or would be done?Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The assignor of a contract can transfer only such property rights as he possesses.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for assign
c.1300, from Old French assiginer (13c.) "assign, set (a date, etc.); appoint legally; allot," from Latin assignare "to mark out, to allot by sign, assign, award," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + signare "make a sign," from signum "mark" (see sign). Main original use was in English law, in transferences of personal property. General meaning "to fix, settle, determine, appoint" is from c.1300. Related: Assigned; assigning.