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 (ə-sī′nē′, ăs′ĭ-nē′)
1. A party to which a transfer of property, rights, or interest is made.
2. One appointed to act for another; a deputy or agent.
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1. (Law) law a person to whom some right, interest, or property is transferred
2. history Austral a convict who had undergone assignment
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(ə saɪˈni, ˌæs əˈni)

a person to whom property is transferred, either in perpetuity or in trust.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assignee - (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)assignee - (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something
party - a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
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References in classic literature ?
Hammerdown will sell by the orders of Diogenes' assignees, or will be instructed by the executors, to offer to public competition, the library, furniture, plate, wardrobe, and choice cellar of wines of Epicurus deceased.
Garth had failed in the building business, which he had unfortunately added to his other avocations of surveyor, valuer, and agent, had conducted that business for a time entirely for the benefit of his assignees, and had been living narrowly, exerting himself to the utmost that he might after all pay twenty shillings in the pound.
Glegg, "and it's right to warn you,--if Tulliver's made a bankrupt, and he's got a note-of-hand of your husband's for three hundred pounds, you'll be obliged to pay it; th' assignees 'ull come on you for it."
In Vhay's view, the legislative history specifically a 1936 revision of 62 makes clear that the Legislature saw a distinction between a "purchaser" who had bought a deed to the taxpayer's property at a sale conducted by the local tax collector and an "assignee" of a tax title, like Tallage.
* Transfer certain pre-lawsuit duties under the insurance contract to the assignee and shifting the burden to the assignee to prove that any failure to carry out such duties has not limited the insurer's ability to perform under the contract
A decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld standing in a debt collection case, while one a few days earlier by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals negated a discrimination action brought by an attorney who was deemed to lack sufficient standing to proceed with the litigation, and a subsequent ruling dismissed a challenge by a spouse of a bankrupt debtor on grounds of standing.<br />State standing<br />A standing challenge to a credit card debt for $2,688 failed in a lawsuit brought against the debtor by an assignee of the issuer of the credit card in Midland Funding, LLC v.
For the Bulls, Chicago assignee Cameron Payne led six players, including all five starters, in double figures with 29 points.
The Islamic Education Trust, which owns the complex, through the official assignee moved a contempt of court application against the police and the education department for not implementing the ejectment order handed down in November last year.
In line with the acceptance of party autonomy in cross-border commercial contracts generally, it is accepted that the assignor and assignee should be free to choose the law applicable to their inter partes relations.
It would also require the assignee and policyholder to provide the insurer with the assignment of benefits agreement and require the assignee to provide the insurer with a final invoice.