Misassign



[uh-sahyn] /əˈsaɪn/

verb (used with object)
1.
to give or allocate; allot:
to assign rooms at a hotel.
2.
to give out or announce as a task:
to assign homework.
3.
to appoint, as to a post or duty:
to assign one to guard duty.
4.
to designate; name; specify:
to assign a day for a meeting.
5.
to ascribe; attribute; bring forward:
to assign a cause.
6.
Law. to transfer:
to assign a contract.
7.
Military. to place permanently on duty with a unit or under a commander.
verb (used without object)
8.
Law. to transfer property, especially in trust or for the benefit of creditors.
noun
9.
Usually, assigns. Law. a person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred; :
my heirs and assigns.
/əˈsaɪn/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
to select for and appoint to a post, etc: to assign an expert to the job
2.
to give out or allot (a task, problem, etc): to assign advertising to an expert
3.
to set apart (a place, person, time, etc) for a particular function or event: to assign a day for the meeting
4.
to attribute to a specified cause, origin, or source; ascribe: to assign a stone cross to the Vikings
5.
to transfer (one’s right, interest, or title to property) to someone else
6.
(also intransitive) (law) (formerly) to transfer (property) to trustees so that it may be used for the benefit of creditors
7.
(military) to allocate (men or materials) on a permanent basis Compare attach (sense 6)
8.
(computing) to place (a value corresponding to a variable) in a memory location
noun
9.
(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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