verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of assign
Synonyms for assign
Examples from the Web for assignor
Historical Examples of assignor
The preposterous nature of the cause assigned casts suspicion upon the assignor himself.The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt
David Miller DeWitt
The other party to the contract retains any defense against the assignee, which he had against the assignor.
The assignor of a contract can transfer only such property rights as he possesses.
In other words, in case of an assignment, all defenses that were good against the assignor are good against the assignee.
There are now but two men in Court who saw the paper executed, namely, the assignor and the assignee.Sevenoaks
J. G. Holland
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.