KJV Dictionary Definition: assign


ASSI'GN, v.t. L. assigno, of ad and signo, to allot to mark out, signum, a mark. The primary sense of sign is to send, or to set.

1. To allot; to appoint or grant by distribution or apportionment.

The priests had a portion assigned them. Gen. 47.

2. To designate or appoint for a particular purpose.

They assigned Bezer, a city of refuge. Josh. 20.

3. To fix, specify or designate; as an assigned quantity.

4. To make or set over; to transfer, sell or convey, by writing, as by indorsing a note, or by any writing on a separate paper.

5. To allege or show in particular; as, to assign a reason for one's conduct.

6. In law, to show or set forth with particularity; as, to assign error in a writ; to assign false judgment.

ASSI'GN, n. A person to whom property or an interest is or may be transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.



1. That may be allotted, appointed or assigned.

2. That may be transferred by writing; as an assignable note, or bill.

3. That may be specified, shown with precision or designated; as an assignable error.



1. An appointment of time and place for meeting; used chiefly of love-meetings.

2. A making over by transfer of title. See Assignment.

3. In Russia, a public note or bank bill; paper currency.


ASSI'GNED, pp. Appointed; allotted; made over; shown or designated.


ASSI'GNER, n. One who assigns, or appoints.


ASSI'GNING, ppr. Allotting; appointing; transferring; showing specially.



1. An allotting, or an appointment to a particular person or use.

2. A transfer of title or interest by writing, as of a lease, bond, note, or bill of exchange.

3. The writing by which an interest is transferred.

4. The appointment or designation of causes or actions in court, for trial on particular days.

5. In law, the conveyance of the whole interest which a man has in an estate, usually for life or year. It differs from a lease, which is the conveyance of a less term than the lessor has in the estate.