noun a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
noun the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
noun the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum
noun (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
noun an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
naming; appointment; designation.
the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee
LL. assignamentum: cf. OF. assenement.
An allotting or an appointment to a particular person or use; or for a particular time, as of a cause or causes in court.
(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 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.