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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.
With a twisted plot full of media manipulation, bribery and blackmail, the well-heeled cast move at pace through meeting rooms, TV studios and hotel assignations.
It is just that golfers have more important assignations than the Olympics.
Everyone is going about their business, unaware that somebody is tampering with its boiler As a variety of meetings and assignations get under way - including a secret rendezvous, surprise encounters and the arrival of two mystery men - the boiler explodes, leaving some well-known faces buried and trapped beneath the resulting debris.
721 perquisitions, les 376 interpellations, les 382 assignations a residence et les 500 armes decouvertes decomptees par la commission parlementaire, il en ressort, selon la ligue des droits de l'homme, qu'elles n'ont donne lieu qu'a quatre procedures judiciaires liees au terrorisme.
Packed with spies, secret assignations, surveillance and kidnapping, it's an impressive portrait that lays bare the sinister truth behind spy networks of the Second World War.
Sur un autre volet, Imed Daimi a critique l'absence des femmes dans les assignations de gouverneurs ajoutant que la Tunisie possede de fortes competences administratives feminines.
Forgive my lack of charity, but isn't this the same Camilla who was driven and helicoptered up and down and across Britain for assignations with her married lover?