ASSIGN, v - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ASSIGN, v? Definition of ASSIGN, v in Black's Law Dictionary

To make over or set over to .another. North Tex. Nat. Bank v. Thompson, Tex.Civ.App., 23 S.W.2d 494, 499. To appoint, allot, select, or designate for a particular purpose, or duty.

Thus, in England, justices are said to be "assigned to take the assises," "assigned to hold pleas," "assigned to make gaol delivery," "assigned to keep the peace," etc. St. Westm. 2, c. 30; Reg. Orig. 68, 69; 3 BI.Comm. 58, 59, 353; 1 Bl. Comm. 351.

To transfer persons, as a sheriff is said to assign prisoners in his custody.

Conveyancing
To transfer; as to assign property, or some interest therein. Cowell; 2 Bl.Comm. 326; North Texas Nat. Bank v. Thompson, Tex.Civ.App., 23 S.W.2d 494, 499; To transfer the title or ownership, as of choses in action. Burkett v. Doty, 176 Cal. 89, 167 P. 518, 520.

Practice
To point at, or point out; to set forth, or specify; to mark out or designate; to particularize; as to assign errors on a writ of error; to assign breaches of a covenant. 2 Tidd, Pr. 1168; 1 Tidd, 686; Commercial Standard Ins. Co. v. Noack, Tex. Civ.App., 45 S.W.2d 798, 801.

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