1. The act of assigning or allotting; apportionment.
This order being taken in the senate, as touching the appointment and assignation of those provinces.
2. An appointment of time and place for meeting or interview; used chiefly of love interviews, and now
commonly in a bad sense.
While nymphs take treats, or assignations give.
3. A making over by transfer of title; assignment.
House of assignation, a house in which appointments for sexual intercourse are fulfilled.
(As`sign*ee"), n. [F. assigné, p. p. of assigner. See Assign, v., and cf. Assign an assignee.]
(Law) (a) A person to whom an assignment is made; a person appointed or deputed by another to do
some act, perform some business, or enjoy some right, privilege, or property; as, an assignee of a bankrupt.
See Assignment (c). An assignee may be by special appointment or deed, or be created by jaw; as
an executor. Cowell. Blount. (b) pl. In England, the persons appointed, under a commission of
bankruptcy, to manage the estate of a bankrupt for the benefit of his creditors.
(As*sign"er) n. One who assigns, appoints, allots, or apportions.
(As*sign"ment) n. [LL. assignamentum: cf. OF. assenement.]
1. An allotting or an appointment to a particular person or use; or for a particular time, as of a cause or
causes in court.
2. (Law) (a) A transfer of title or interest by writing, as of lease, bond, note, or bill of exchange; a transfer
of the whole of some particular estate or interest in lands. (b) The writing by which an interest is transferred.
(c) The transfer of the property of a bankrupt to certain persons called assignees, in whom it is vested
for the benefit of creditors.
Assignment of dower, the setting out by metes and bounds of the widow's thirds or portion in the
deceased husband's estate, and allotting it to her.
Assignment is also used in law as convertible with specification; assignment of error in proceedings for
review being specification of error; and assignment of perjury or fraud in indictment being specifications
of perjury or fraud.
(As`sign*or") n. [L. assignator. Cf. Assigner.] (Law) An assigner; a person who assigns or
transfers an interest; as, the assignor of a debt or other chose in action.
(As*sim`i*la*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being assimilable. [R.] Coleridge.
(As*sim"i*la*ble) a. That may be assimilated; that may be likened, or appropriated and incorporated.
(As*sim"i*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assimilated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Assimilating ] [L. assimilatus,
p. p. of assimilare; ad + similare to make like, similis like. See Similar, Assemble, Assimilate.]
1. To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between. Sir M. Hale.
To assimilate our law to the law of Scotland.
Fast falls a fleecy; the downy flakes
Assimilate all objects.
2. To liken; to compae. [R.]
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