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Assign

assign vt

1 : to transfer (property or rights) to another [the general practice by inventors of ing patent rights "J. K. Owens"]
2 : to appoint to a post or duty [ed to represent the defendant]
3 : to fix or specify in relationship or correspondence [no party may as error the giving or the failure to give an instruction unless that party objects thereto "Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 51"]
as·sign·abil·i·ty [ə-sī-nə-bi-lə-tē]
n

as·sign·able [ə-sī-nə-bəl]
adj

as·sign·or [ə-sī-nər]
n

n : assignee


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.