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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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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."
Le Vice ministre de la Defense Nationale, Chef d'Etat Major de l'ANP, le General du Corps d'Armee Ahmed Gaid Salah , a appele Jeudi 25 Juillet, ses troupes ,a se conformer au strict respect de la responsabilite dans l'accomplissement des missions assignees et a preserver votre reputation et l'image honorable de votre Armee et de votre Patrie.
"A Land Court decision to change how subsequent taxes are handled by assignees of tax title could have a major impact on how we will conduct business going forward," the alert reads.
The company is known for its flexible, high-touch programs that ensure a smooth transition for international transferees and their families, as well as for domestic assignees.
The assignor is the common counterparty to transactions with the principal categories of third parties--existing and potential assignees and the assignor's general creditors--whose rights are directly affected by the risk of secret liens.
Increasing interests in the commercial exploitation of IPSCs patents have driven us to look into the patent portfolios of major patent assignees in IPSC technology.
Abstract This paper explores the role of international assignments in sharing knowledge across multinational enterprises (MNEs) by examining how international assignees share knowledge of interpersonal networks and, in turn, the impact on knowledge flow in MNEs.
A larger sample of potential assignees was drawn and then later filtered using the key selection criteria.