Origin of assignation
- a secret or forbidden arrangement to meet, esp one between lovers
- the act of assigning; assignment
- law, mainly Scot another word for assignment
Word Origin and History for reassignation
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.