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Assign, Assignation, Assignee,
Assignment, Assignor

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Assign : verb :

(a) to give legally

• To assign a right to someone

• To assign shares to someone

(b) to give someone a job of work

• He was assigned the job of checking the sales figures.

Assignation : noun : legal transfer

• Assignation of shares to someone

• Assignation of a patent

Assignee : noun : person who receives something which has been assigned

Assignment : noun :

(a) legal transfer of a property or of a right

• Assignment of a patent or of a copyright

• To sign a deed of assignment

(b) particular job of work

• He was appointed managing director with the assignment to improve the company's profits.

• The oil team is on an assignment in the North Sea.

Assignor : noun : person who assigns something to someone

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