Pronunciation: (u-sīn'munt), [key]
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.
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.
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