Meaning of ASSIGNMENT in English

ASSIGNMENT

n. 1 something assigned, esp. a task allotted to a person. 2 the act or an instance of assigning or being assigned. 3 a a legal transfer. b the document effecting this.

[ ME f. OF assignement f. med.L assignamentum (as ASSIGN, -MENT) ]

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