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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. An allotting or an appointment to a particular person or use; or for a particular time, as of a cause or causes in court.
  9. 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.
  10. The writing by which an interest is transferred.
  11. The transfer of the property of a bankrupt to certain persons called assignees, in whom it is vested for the benefit of creditors.
  12. A transfer of property rights from one person to another, called the assignee.
  13. 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.
  14. Act of assigning: anything assigned: the writing by which a transfer is made.
  15. A transfer of title or interest.
  16. An assigning.
  17. The transfer of a property, or the writing of transfer.
  18. 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.
  19. The thing assigned; the transference of some right or interest.
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Quotes of assignment

  1. What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake... spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer's contribution to culture. – William Albert Allard
  2. It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and to have been given the blessed assignment of U. S. Ambassador to the Holy See. – Lindy Boggs
  3. Other writers, producers, and directors of low -budget films would often put down the film they were making, saying it was just something to make money with. I never felt that. If I took the assignment I'd give it my best shot. – Roger Corman
  4. Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment – Baltasar Gracian
  5. It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment These were all stories I wanted to do myself. – Charles Kuralt
  6. When you are on assignment film is the least expensive thing in a very practical sense. Your time, the person's time, turns out to be the most valuable thing. – Annie Leibovitz
  7. I am never driven. Every film I've made has been an assignment – Alain Resnais
  8. While F. D. R. once told Americans that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, Mr. Ashcroft is delighted to play the part of Fear Itself, an assignment in which he lets his imagination run riot. – Frank Rich
  9. Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus. – Jessica Savitch
  10. I went to Vietnam; it was my first assignment as a reporter for the UPI, and I never could get away from the war. – Neil Sheehan
  11. All these things that enter your head are assignments. You write them up and then throw them out there and if someone wants to do it, your assignment is done. – Martin Short

Usage examples for assignment

  1. Speaking concerning the difficulty of pleasing of seamen and giving them assurance to their satisfaction that they should be paid their arrears of wages, my Lord Ashly did move that an assignment for money on the Act might be put into the hands of the East India Company, or City of London, which he thought the seamen would believe. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. Lord, I wish I had that assignment – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. To quote from Colgrove's The Teacher and the School: " Importance and Value of Good Lesson Assignment – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  4. 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
  5. We're giving you a new assignment – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  6. If ever anyone did anyone else a kindness, it was I when I gave this extraordinary attractive assignment to you. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  7. New assignment after that. – Tinker's Dam by Joseph Tinker
  8. When he heard this assignment Aron proposed, holding up to Martha the prospect of comfortable living in civilization once the five year hitch on Kligor was over. – For Every Man A Reason by Patrick Wilkins
  9. The New York Journal, as the American was then called, gave him his first assignment – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  10. 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
  11. They'd given Bruce Gordon his final assignment – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  12. 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
  13. Moreover, the assignment of many of the charges to the Civil List even gave a false character to the appointments themselves. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  14. " Here's what happened," Burris said hurriedly, as if he were afraid Malone was going to change his mind and refuse the assignment – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  15. I forgot all about the assignment Mr. DeWitt gave me! – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  16. There was some change in the assignment of batteries on April 5th. – From Fort Henry to Corinth by Manning Ferguson Force
  17. It's your assignment then. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  18. He had not received the assignment he had coveted, the Dragoons; and moreover his health was poor. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden
  19. 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
  20. That assignment of the claim may be important and may not. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin