ASSIGNEE - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ASSIGNEE? Definition of ASSIGNEE in Black's Law Dictionary

A person to whom an assignment is made; grantee. Nolan v. City of New York, 39 N.Y.S.2d 360, 363, 179 Misc. 1011. Ely v. Com'rs, 49 Mich. 17, 12 N.W. 893, 13 N.W. 784. The term is commonly used in reference to personal property; but it is not incorrect, in some cases, to apply it to realty, e. g., "assignee of the reversion."

Assignee in fact is one to whom an assignment has- been made in fact by the party having the right. Tucker v. West, 31 Ark. 643. One to whom an assignment has been made. Michigan Trust Co. v. Chaffee, D.C.N.D., 44 F.Supp. 848, 850.

Assignee in law is one in whom the law vests the right; as an executor or administrator.

Old Law
A person deputed or appointed by another to do any act, or perform any business. Blount. An assignee, however, was distinguished from a deputy, being said to occupy a thing in his own right, while a deputy acted in right of another. Cowell.


That's the definition of ASSIGNEE in Black's Law Dictionary - Courtesy of