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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 ?
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 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.
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.
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.
Over time elements of this portfolio has been commercialised via licence or assignation agreements primarily in Scotland.
His wife is annoyed to discover messages on his phone from a mysterious 'K', and when Phil fails to offer up a plausible explanation, she joins forces with Ian to follow him to his latest assignation.
I understand that today's 16s are more worldly-wise than when I last swung a hockey stick, but isn't acupboard assignation pretty self-explanatory?
Around six to seven months ago, Sunanda told me she was sure that Tharoor and Tarar had spent three days and nights together in Dubai in June 2013 and that she had ' proof' of the alleged assignation," Nalini said in her statement.
Taiz Governor Shawqi Ahmed also underscored the intention to encounter anyone tries to undermine security and to hunt down the security wanted criminals, particularly those are involved in assignation crimes.
The synopsis of episode 3 reveals that when Mary returns, her "secret assignation is nearly blown.
Its, governor Youssef Osman Kibir survived a assignation attempt last week after inspecting the town of Mallit which was briefly captured by Sudan Liberation Movement -- Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) fighters.