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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.


1. (Law) law a person to whom some right, interest, or property is transferred
2. history Austral a convict who had undergone assignment


(ə saɪˈni, ˌæs əˈni)

a person to whom property is transferred, either in perpetuity or in trust.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French]
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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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.
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Whereas tax isn't a major concern in the Middle East, intra-regional moves do tend to trigger compliance issues in terms of visas for particular nationalities and the requirement for longer term assignees to have a local contract.
These workers commonly are referred to as expatriates or assignees.
As receivers, assignees and trustees become more and more hungry to get money into an estate, a trend is growing to utilize state statutes which afford no defenses to preference defendants.
Penchev told public broadcaster BNT's breakfast program that assignees at collapsed Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank or KTB), to which TV7 ow[ETH][micro]s a loan estimated at roughly BGN 4 M, should give an account on their actions since the value of the station's properties cannot match its debt.
The objective is to help the assignees develop their skills, gain international experience and hopefully accelerate their career upon repatriation.
rights of heirs as assignees upon the death of a member of a Louisiana
Combining the strength of its communication expertise with its leadership position in global mobility, Mercer introduced today Mercer BelongA Global Mobility (BGM) a new solution that fosters better connections between the business, global mobility talent managers and expatriate assignees.
Much like a receiver in a receivership, assignees are required to file a bond with the clerk of court to ensure the faithful discharge of their duties.