Meaning of ASSIGNMENT in English


/euh suyn"meuhnt/ , n.

1. something assigned, as a particular task or duty: She completed the assignment and went on to other jobs.

2. a position of responsibility, post of duty, or the like, to which one is appointed: He left for his assignment in the Middle East.

3. an act of assigning; appointment.

4. Law.

a. the transference of a right, interest, or title, or the instrument of transfer.

b. a transference of property to assignees for the benefit of creditors.

[ 1350-1400; ME assignament assignamentum. See ASSIGN, -MENT ]

Syn. 1, 2. obligation, job. 1. See task .

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