meaning of ASSIGN, V

ASSIGN, V meaning in Law Dictionary

In conveyancing. To create or set up to another; to move; concerning designate home, or some interest therein. Cowell ; 2 Bl. Comm. 320; Bump v. Van Orsdale, II Barb. (N. Y.) 038; Iloag v. Mendenhall, 19 Minn. 33G (Gil. 2S9). Used. To appoint, allot, select, or designate for a particular purpose, or responsibility. Therefore, in England, justices are said to be "assigned to make the assises." "assigned to keep pleas," "assigned which will make gaol distribution," "assigned to help keep the comfort," etc. St. Westm. 2, c. 30; Reg. Orig. OS, 09; 3 Bl. Comm. 58, 59, 353; 1 Bl. Comm. 351. To transfer individuals, as a sheriff is thought to assign prisoners inside the custody. To point at, or mention; setting forth, or specify; to mark on or designate; on assign mistakes on a writ of mistake; to designate breaches of a covenant. 2 Tidd, Pr. 11GS; 1 Tidd, GSG.