Assignor



to give or allocate; allot:
to assign rooms at a hotel.
to give out or announce as a task:
to assign homework.
to appoint, as to a post or duty:
to assign one to guard duty.
to designate; name; specify:
to assign a day for a meeting.
to ascribe; attribute; bring forward:
to assign a cause.
Law. to transfer:
to assign a contract.
Military. to place permanently on duty with a unit or under a commander.
Law. to transfer property, especially in trust or for the benefit of creditors.
Usually, assigns. Law. a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred; :
my heirs and assigns.
Historical Examples

Where is the justice of doing more for the assignee than he or his assignor expected could or would be done?
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton

The assignor of a contract can transfer only such property rights as he possesses.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

In other words, in case of an assignment, all defenses that were good against the assignor are good against the assignee.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

There are now but two men in Court who saw the paper executed, namely, the assignor and the assignee.
Sevenoaks J. G. Holland

Assuming that the claim is not represented by negotiable paper, the legal owner of the claim is still the assignor.
Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

assignor—The debtor who makes an assignment, or transfers property for the benefit of creditors.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 4 Various

An assignee may make the entry on the register himself without the concurrence or consent of his assignor.
A Treatise Upon the Law of Copyright in the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the Crown, E. J. MacGillivray

An assignee is not bound by a licence granted by the assignor before the assignment, unless he has notice of it.
A Treatise Upon the Law of Copyright in the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the Crown, E. J. MacGillivray

The preposterous nature of the cause assigned casts suspicion upon the assignor himself.
The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt David Miller DeWitt

Or where is the justice of doing more for the assignee than he, or his assignor, expected could or would be done?
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton

noun
(law) a person who transfers or assigns property
verb (mainly transitive)
to select for and appoint to a post, etc: to assign an expert to the job
to give out or allot (a task, problem, etc): to assign advertising to an expert
to set apart (a place, person, time, etc) for a particular function or event: to assign a day for the meeting
to attribute to a specified cause, origin, or source; ascribe: to assign a stone cross to the Vikings
to transfer (one’s right, interest, or title to property) to someone else
(also intransitive) (law) (formerly) to transfer (property) to trustees so that it may be used for the benefit of creditors
(military) to allocate (men or materials) on a permanent basis Compare attach (sense 6)
(computing) to place (a value corresponding to a variable) in a memory location
noun
(law) a person to whom property is assigned; assignee
v.

c.1300, from Old French assiginer (13c.) “assign, set (a date, etc.); appoint legally; allot,” from Latin assignare “to mark out, to allot by sign, assign, award,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + signare “make a sign,” from signum “mark” (see sign). Main original use was in English law, in transferences of personal property. General meaning “to fix, settle, determine, appoint” is from c.1300. Related: Assigned; assigning.

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