Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
To transfer to another person (the assignee) all or some of the rights and responsibilities that another person (the assignor) holds under a contract. For example, a tenant may assign his lease to another person, who then has the right to live in the rental and the obligation to honor all terms of the lease. Also, to assert or point out, as in, "The appellant assigned as errors three of the judge's rulings."
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:11 pm