Definitions of assignment

  1. the act of putting a person into a non- elective position; " the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
  2. the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; " the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"
  3. ( law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
  4. as duty that you are assigned to perform especially in the armed forces; " hazardous duty"
  5. an undertaking that you have been assigned to do ( as by an instructor)
  6. the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
  7. a duty that you are assigned to perform ( especially in the armed forces); " hazardous duty"
  8. 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.
  9. The writing by which an interest is transferred.
  10. The transfer of the property of a bankrupt to certain persons called assignees, in whom it is vested for the benefit of creditors.
  11. A transfer of property rights from one person to another, called the assignee.
  12. A setting apart, allotment, or appointment to some particular person or use; transfer of title or interest; the deed of writing effecting such a transfer.
  13. Act of assigning: anything assigned: the writing by which a transfer is made.
  14. An assigning.
  15. The transfer of a property, or the writing of transfer.
  16. An allotting or appointment to a particular person or use; a transfer of title or interest; the writing by which an interest is transferred; the thing or property transferred; a pointing out. Assignment in bankruptey, the transfer of a bankrupt's property to assignees for the benefit of the creditors.
  17. The thing assigned; the transference of some right or interest.

Usage examples for assignment

  1. Another incident involving a small yacht which belonged to a friend of Takis' led to an interesting assignment. – The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View by Norman F. Joly
  2. It's your assignment, then. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  3. I forgot all about the assignment Mr. DeWitt gave me! – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  4. Both Federal and State agencies need to commit the financial resources and assignment of personnel to maintain and enhance earthquake plans and preparedness. – An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken Prepared By Federal Emergency Management Agency by Various
  5. There was some change in the assignment of batteries on April 5th. – From Fort Henry to Corinth by Manning Ferguson Force
  6. And whenever a question of assignment of a patent or application that contains matters of two or more groups bearing that relation is raised, the " superior" group is selected to receive it. – The Classification of Patents by United States Patent Office
  7. You will make an assignment of your royalties to me, all in proper form, to cover the amount you need. – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright