an appointment for a meeting, especially a lover’s secret rendezvous.
the act of ; .
One can see an assignation end hopelessly, another can see it freighted with possibility.
How Will They End ‘The Affair’? Showtime’s Adultery Drama Defies Predictability Tim Teeman December 10, 2014
Leave them alone for half an hour, and they will consummate the assignation in a hall closet or a public park.
David’s Bookclub: Sodom and Gomorrah David Frum September 28, 2012
“The assignation is for nine o’clock in the Bois de Boulogne,” Aline informed her.
Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
He took out an assignation ruble note and gave it to Karataev.
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
And suddenly it flashed across him that Hughs had merely dogged her to see that she had no assignation with anybody.
Fraternity John Galsworthy
At last they set sail for Savona, the place of their assignation.
The Pirates of Panama A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
On my honor, you are a rose-bud, and I will have an assignation.
The Milkmaid of Montfermeil (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XX) Charles Paul de Kock
She was to watch her mistress from the house, and follow her to the place of assignation.
The White Chief Mayne Reid
But I had an assignation, and on such occasions one does not consult the thermometer.
Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII) Charles Paul de Kock
When he comes and demands admission, she denies the assignation.
Ballads of Romance and Chivalry Frank Sidgwick
a secret or forbidden arrangement to meet, esp one between lovers
the act of assigning; assignment
(law, mainly Scot) another word for assignment
early 14c., “appointment by authority,” from Old French assignacion (14c., Modern French assignation), from Latin assignationem (nominative assignatio) “an assigning, allotment,” noun of action from past participle stem of assignare (see assign). Meaning “action of legally transfering” (a right or property) is from 1570s; that of “a meeting by arrangement, tryst” is from 1650s.
- Assigned counsel
any private lawyer designated by a city or county court to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases at public expense. Historical Examples Following the advice of his assigned counsel, he pleaded guilty. Lippincott’s Magazine, August, 1885 Various
- Assigned numbers
assigned numbers standard The RFC STD 2 documenting the currently assigned values from several series of numbers used in network protocol implementations. This RFC is updated periodically and, in any case, current information can be obtained from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). If you are developing a protocol or application that will require the […]
- Assigned risk
a risk that, under state law, is assigned to an insurer from a pool of insurers who would not otherwise accept it.
a person to whom some right or interest is transferred, either for his or her own enjoyment or in trust. Historical Examples The assignee of the entire interest may be represented by an attorney of his own selection. Patent Laws of the Republic of Hawaii Hawaii The firm publishing (p. 316)the book was in the […]