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Assignment definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. An allotting, or an appointment to a particular person or use.
2. A transfer of title or interest by writing, as of a lease, bond, note, or bill of exchange.
3. The writing by which an interest is transferred.
4. The appointment or designation of causes or actions in court, for trial on particular days.
5. In law, the conveyance of the whole interest which a man has in an estate, usually for life or year. It differs from a lease, which is the conveyance of a less term than the lessor has in the estate.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty" [syn: assignment, duty assignment]
2: the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
3: the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum" [syn: assignment, assigning]
4: (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance [syn: grant, assignment]
5: an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
6: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee" [syn: appointment, assignment, designation, naming]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of assigning 2. a. a position, post, or office to which one is assigned b. a specified task or amount of work assigned or undertaken as if assigned by authority 3. the transfer of property; especially the transfer of property to be held in trust or to be used for the benefit of creditors Synonyms: see task

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 something assigned, esp. a task allotted to a person. 2 the act or an instance of assigning or being assigned. 3 a a legal transfer. b the document effecting this. Etymology: ME f. OF assignement f. med.L assignamentum (as ASSIGN, -MENT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Assignment 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. Note: 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(assignments) 1. An assignment is a task or piece of work that you are given to do, especially as part of your job or studies. The assessment for the course involves written assignments and practical tests. N-COUNT 2. You can refer to someone being given a particular task or job as their assignment to the task or job. An Australian division scheduled for assignment to Greece was ordered to remain in Egypt. N-UNCOUNT: oft N to n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Appointment, allotment, apportionment. 2. Designation, specification, fixing, determination. 3. Offer, offering, showing, giving, presentation, alleging, adducing. 4. (Law) Transfer, conveyance.

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