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Definition of assign:

  1. A person to whom property or an interest is transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.
  2. A thing pertaining or belonging to something else; an appurtenance.
  3. To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.
  4. 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.
  5. To transfer or pass over property to another, whether for the benefit of the assignee or of the assignor's creditors, or in furtherance of some trust.
  6. To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.


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