ASSI'GN, verb transitive [Latin assigno, of ad and signo, to allot to mark out, signum, a mark. The primary sense of sign is to send, or to set.]
1. To allot; to appoint or grant by distribution or apportionment.
The priests had a portion assigned them. Genesis 47:22.
2. To designate or appoint for a particular purpose.
They assigned Bezer, a city of refuge. Joshua 20:8.
3. To fix, specify or designate; as an assigned quantity.
4. To make or set over; to transfer, sell or convey, by writing, as by indorsing a note, or by any writing on a separate paper.
5. To allege or show in particular; as, to assign a reason for one's conduct.
6. In law, to show or set forth with particularity; as, to assign error in a writ; to assign false judgment.
ASSI'GN, noun A person to whom property or an interest is or may be transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.