House of assignation
Assignation As`sig*na"tion, n. [L. assignatio, fr. assignare: cf. F. assignation.] 1. The act of assigning or allotting; apportionment. [1913 Webster]

This order being taken in the senate, as touching the appointment and assignation of those provinces. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. An appointment of time and place for meeting or interview; -- used chiefly of love interviews, and now commonly in a bad sense. [1913 Webster]

While nymphs take treats, or assignations give. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. A making over by transfer of title; assignment. [1913 Webster]

{House of assignation}, a house in which appointments for sexual intercourse are fulfilled. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • house of assignation — A bawdyhouse or house of ill fame; a house resorted to for purposes of prostitution. McAlister v Clark, 33 Conn 91, 92 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • house of assignation — a house maintained and used for illicit sexual intercourse : brothel * * * a brothel. [1825 35, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • house of assignation — a brothel. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • house of ill repute — Synonyms and related words: bagnio, bawdyhouse, bordello, brothel, cathouse, crib, den, den of vice, disorderly house, dive, house of assignation, house of joy, house of prostitution, joint, panel den, panel house, red light district, sink of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Assignation — As sig*na tion, n. [L. assignatio, fr. assignare: cf. F. assignation.] 1. The act of assigning or allotting; apportionment. [1913 Webster] This order being taken in the senate, as touching the appointment and assignation of those provinces.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assignation — An assigning; a tryst or secret place of meeting Of lovers, particularly lovers having meretricious relations. See house of assignation …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • house —    1. a brothel    Literally, a dwelling or any other building given over to a special purpose, such as a theatre or debating chamber. The use for a brothel tout court is obsolete, along with house of accommodation or assignation (which let rooms …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • assignation — Synonyms and related words: abalienation, accounting for, agreement, alienation, amortization, amortizement, answerability, application, appointment, arrangement, arrogation, ascription, assemblee, assembly, assignation house, assignment, at home …   Moby Thesaurus

  • assignation house — A bawdy house; a house of prostitution …   Black's law dictionary

  • assignation house — A bawdy house; a house of prostitution …   Black's law dictionary

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