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a. The act of assigning: assignation of blame.
b. Something assigned, especially an allotment.
a. An appointment to meet in secret, especially between lovers. See Synonyms at engagement.
b. The meeting made by such an appointment.
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)
1. an appointment for a meeting, esp. a lover's secret rendezvous.
2. the act of assigning; assignment.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||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 apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"|
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"