Pronunciation: (u-sīn'munt),[key] —n. 1. something assigned, as a particular task or duty: She completed the assignment and went on to other jobs. 2. a position of responsibility, post of duty, or the like, to which one is appointed: He left for his assignment in the Middle East. 3. an act of assigning; appointment.
4. Law. a. the transference of a right, interest, or title, or the instrument of transfer.
b. a transference of property to assignees for the benefit of creditors.