Assiege to Associate
(As*siege") v. t. [OE. asegen, OF. asegier, F. assiéger, fr. LL. assediare, assidiare, to besiege.
See Siege.] To besiege. [Obs.] "Assieged castles." Spenser.
(As*siege"), n. A siege. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(As`si*en"tist), n. [Cf. F. assientiste, Sp. asentista.] A shareholder of the Assiento company; one
of the parties to the Assiento contract. Bancroft.
(||As`si*en"to) n. [Sp. asiento seat, contract or agreement, fr. asentar to place on a chair,
to adjust, to make an agreement; a (L. ad) + sentar, a participial verb; as if there were a L. sedentare
to cause to sit, fr. sedens, sedentis, p. pr. of sedre to sit.] A contract or convention between Spain
and other powers for furnishing negro slaves for the Spanish dominions in America, esp. the contract
made with Great Britain in 1713.
(As*sign") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assigned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Assigning.] [OE. assignen, asignen,
F. assigner, fr. L. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. See
1. To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.
In the order I assign to them.
The man who could feel thus was worthy of a better station than that in which his lot had been assigned.
He assigned to his men their several posts.
2. To fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign
counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial.
All as the dwarf the way to her assigned.
It is not easy to assign a period more eventful.
3. (Law) To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called
assignees, for the benefit of creditors.
To assign dower, to set out by metes and bounds the widow's share or portion in an estate. Kent.
(As*sign"), n. [From Assign, v.] A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.
Six French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, as girdles, hangers, and so.
(As*sign"), n. [See Assignee.] (Law) A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as,
a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.
(As*sign`a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being assignable.
(As*sign"a*ble) a. Capable of being assigned, allotted, specified, or designated; as, an assignable
note or bill; an assignable reason; an assignable quantity.
(||As`si`gnat") n. [F. assignat, fr. L. assignatus, p. p. of assignare.] One of the notes, bills,
or bonds, issued as currency by the revolutionary government of France and based on the security of
the lands of the church and of nobles which had been appropriated by the state.
(As`sig*na"tion) n. [L. assignatio, fr. assignare: cf. F. assignation.]