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assignment

Legal Definition of assignment

Noun

  1. Legal transfer

Related terms


Definition of assignment

Etymology

    to assign + -ment

Pronunciation

Noun

assignment (plural assignments)

  1. the act of assigning, or an assigned task
  2. a position to which someone is assigned
  3. (law) a transfer of something from one person to another, especially property, or a claim or right; the document that effects this transfer
  4. (computing) an operation that assigns a value to a variable

Further reading

assignment (law)

An assignment (Latin cessio) is a term used with similar meanings in the law of contracts and in the law of real estate. In both instances, it encompasses the transfer of rights held by one party�the assignor�to another party�the assignee. The legal nature of the assignment determines some additional rights and liabilities that accompany the act.

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