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tr.v. as·signed, as·sign·ing, as·signs
1. To select for a duty or office; appoint: firefighters assigned to the city's industrial park. See Synonyms at appoint.
2. To set apart for a particular purpose or place in a particular category; designate: assigned the new species to an existing genus. See Synonyms at allocate.
3. To give out as a task; allot: assigned homework to the class.
4. To ascribe; attribute: assigned blame for the loss to a lack of good defense. See Synonyms at attribute.
5. To match or pair with: assign a value to each of the variables.
6. Law To transfer (property, rights, or interests) from one to another.
n. Law
An assignee.

[Middle English assignen, from Old French assigner, from Latin assignāre : ad-, ad- + signāre, to mark (from signum, sign; see sekw- in Indo-European roots).]

as·sign′a·bil′i·ty n.
as·sign′a·ble adj.
as·sign′a·bly adv.
as·sign′er n.
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One owner was innovative in arguing that the lease contained a, implied covenant against assignability, but that argument fell on deaf ears.
State laws also diverge on the question of whether restrictions should be imposed on the assignability of future claims and generic categories of claims.
In some cases the complete inability to assign may suggest that the email address and contents may not satisfy the normal definition of property, though assignability is not a necessary aspect of what might be considered property.
Therefore, understanding the terms and conditions of a target entity's special rate, particularly the assignability and termination clauses, is an important aspect of due diligence.
(44) As a result of the assignability of these instruments and agreements and of the newly emergent MERS, lenders were able to securitize loans more easily and inexpensively, which ostensibly lowered mortgage costs and increased home ownership during the rise of the American real estate market in the 2000s.
(112) This prohibition was relaxed until, as one court put it in 1947, "assignability of things [in action] is now the rule; non-assignability, the exception; and this exception is confined to wrongs done to the person, the reputation, or the feelings of the injured party." (113)
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In the absence of contrary provisions in such governing documents, the statutory prohibitions on the assignability of an LLC interest, the admission of new members, and the management of LLC business and affairs should also apply.
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For example, some carriers prohibit their career agents from participating in settlement transactions or providing information to settlement firms; some have reportedly attempted to prohibit their agents from providing policyholders with information that is relevant to their assignability rights.