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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.