Definition of assign in English:


Line breaks: as¦sign
Pronunciation: /əˈsʌɪn


[with object]
  • 3Transfer (legal rights or liabilities): they will ask you to assign your rights against the airline
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    • Presumably, rights under the tenancy could be assigned, but the transfer of burdens would be ruled out by the privity of contract rules.
    • No order, nor any part order issued by the Company shall be assigned, sublet or transferred without the prior consent in writing of the Company.
    • The employer executes a deed of assignment in standard form assigning legal ownership of the policies to each of the employees concerned and the insurers are notified accordingly.
    transfer, make over, give, pass, hand over, hand down, convey, consign, alienate; Law demise, devise, attorn


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  • another term for assignee ( sense 1). this agreement shall be binding upon the parties and their successors and assigns
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    • If that seems desirable, consider providing that the lease is binding on the landlord's heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors or assigns.
    • This Agreement provided that the terms of the agreement would be binding upon the Township and its successors or assigns.
    • The rights and obligations of the Company hereunder shall accrue to its successor and assigns.



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  • In this case, the contract specifically provided at paragraph 17 of the purchase agreement that the agreement was binding on the parties, their heirs and executors and assigns thereby confirming that it was assignable.
  • Other contracts, such as equipment leases, maintenance contracts and the like, may also contain clauses providing for their termination upon assignment, or may not be assumable or assignable.
  • What if the right was assigned, but not assignable?


(also assignor) noun
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  • UNS designation assigners report immediately to the office of the Unified Numbering System for Metals and Alloys the details of each new assignment for inclusion into the system.
  • The parties herein, each individually bind their heirs, assigners, executors and devisees by this agreement.


Middle English: from Old French asigner, assiner, from Latin assignare, from ad- 'to' + signare 'to sign'.

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