Assign 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 {Sign}.] 1. To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over. [1913 Webster]

In the order I assign to them. --Loudon. [1913 Webster]

The man who could feel thus was worthy of a better station than that in which his lot had been assigned. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

He assigned to his men their several posts. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

All as the dwarf the way to her assigned. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

It is not easy to assign a period more eventful. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{To assign dower}, to set out by metes and bounds the widow's share or portion in an estate. --Kent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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