To set apart; make over by distribution or appropriation; apportion; allot.To point out; show; designate; specify.To give, furnish, or specify: as, to assign a reason for anything.To appoint; select for a duty or office: as, the officer assigned to the charge of a military department.To ascribe; attribute; refer.In law: To transfer or make over to another the right one has in any object, as in an estate, chose in action, or reversion, especially in trust for the security of creditors: rarely applied to testamentary transfers. To show or set forth with particularity: as, to assign error in a writ; to assign false judgment, To point out or substantiate as a charge: as, perjury cannot be assigned on an oath taken without the jurisdiction of the officer administering it.Adduce, Allege, etc. (see adduce); to determine, give, name, present.n. Assignment; appointment.n. Design; purpose; object.n. A person to whom the property or interest of another is or may be transferred: as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.n. [Assign is a broader word than assignee. The assignees of a person are usually understood to mean those who take immediately from him, by his assignment; the assigns of a person include all who acquire title under his transfer, immediately or remotely.]n. A thing pertaining to something else; an appurtenance; an appendage.