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as·sig·na·tion

 (ăs′ĭg-nā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of assigning: assignation of blame.
b. Something assigned, especially an allotment.
2.
a. An appointment to meet in secret, especially between lovers. See Synonyms at engagement.
b. The meeting made by such an appointment.

as′sig·na′tion·al adj.

assignation

(ˌæsɪɡˈneɪʃən)
n
1. a secret or forbidden arrangement to meet, esp one between lovers
2. the act of assigning; assignment
3. (Law) law chiefly Scot another word for assignment
[C14: from Old French, from Latin assignātiō a marking out; see assign]

as•sig•na•tion

(ˌæs ɪgˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an appointment for a meeting, esp. a lover's secret rendezvous.
2. the act of assigning; assignment.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assignation - a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)assignation - a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)
rendezvous - a meeting planned at a certain time and place
2.assignation - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioningassignation - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
grant, subsidisation, subsidization - the act of providing a subsidy
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
reallotment, reapportionment, reallocation - a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
deal - the act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
rationing - the act of rationing; "during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline"
parcel, portion, share - the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"

assignation

noun secret meeting, rendezvous, tryst (archaic), clandestine meeting, illicit meeting She had an assignation with her boyfriend.

assignation

noun
A commitment to appear at a certain time and place:
Translations

assignation

[ˌæsɪgˈneɪʃən] N
1. (= meeting) [of lovers] → cita f secreta
2. (= allocation) [of money, person, responsibility] → asignación f

assignation

[ˌæsɪgˈneɪʃən] n (formal or humorous) (= meeting) → rendez-vous m

assignation

n
Stelldichein nt, → Rendezvous nt

assignation

[ˌæsɪgˈneɪʃn] n (frm) (of lovers) → convegno galante
References in classic literature ?
To say the truth, the lady had made him an assignation at this very place, and promised to stay at Worcester till his division came thither; with what view, and for what purpose, must be left to the reader's divination; for, though we are obliged to relate facts, we are not obliged to do a violence to our nature by any comments to the disadvantage of the loveliest part of the creation.
He took out an assignation ruble note and gave it to Karataev.
Certain memories of the past naturally came into my mind as I came to the spot where I had once witnessed that fateful assignation, and with that unaccountable perversity which prompts us to dwell upon thoughts of the most painful character I seated myself upon one of the benches to indulge them.
So, whether I am waiting for a hostile message, or an assignation, or a penitent remonstrance, or an impromptu wrestle with my friend Bounderby in the Lancashire manner - which would seem as likely as anything else in the present state of affairs - I'll dine,' said Mr.
The new address was a cellar dive, whose proprietor said that he had never heard of Duane; but after he had put Jurgis through a catechism he showed him a back stairs which led to a "fence" in the rear of a pawnbroker's shop, and thence to a number of assignation rooms, in one of which Duane was hiding.
He pointed out that the Digitalization Strategy adopted in BiH, states that at least six months before the analogue signal is shut down, the RCA has to announce a competition for the assignation of multiplex C to an operator, in which he sees the possibility of the end of the current deadlock suffered by the commercial broadcasters.
DARK FOREST Dark, fruity, mysterious No, not your next romantic assignation, but this delightful sparkler.
He reiterated that opposition parties was playing politics on Model Town incident and questioned to them for not talking about assignation of former Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, Karsaz and Baldiya incidents in which several people loss their precious lives.
The assignation document - signed by Whyte, the bank and Rangers officials - shows that the club's debt was never cleared but simply transferred from Lloyds Banking Group to Whyte.
L'avocat de Chafik Jarraya, Me Faycal Jadlaoui, cite samedi par le quotidien Assarih, a affirme que son client n'a ete ni entendu ni interroge durant son assignation a residence.
Following the term assignation, the BESA Movement considers that the road to solving the crisis is open.
1--MAINTAINING A PLACE OF PROSTITUTION, LEWDNESS, OR ASSIGNATION