What is Assign?

Legal Definition
Contracts; practice. 1. To make a right over to another; as to assign an estate, an annuity, a bond, &c., over to another. 5 John. Rep: 391. 2. To appoint; as, to appoint a deputy,, &c. Justices are also said to be assigned to keep the peace. 3. To set forth or point out; as, to " assign errors," to show where the error is committed; or to assign false judgment, to show wherein it was unjust. F. N. B. 19.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
v. In conveyancing. To make or set over to another ; to transfer; as to assign property or some interest therein. Cowell ; 2 Bl. Comm. 326; Bump v. Van Orsdale, II Barb. (N. Y.) 638; Hoag v. Mendenhall, 19 Minn. 336 (Gil. 289). In practice. 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 Bl. Comm. 58, 59, 353; 1 Bl. Comm. 351. To transfer persons, as a sheriff is said to assign prisoners in his custody. . To point at, or point out; to set fojth, or specify; to mark out or designate; asj to assign errors on a writ of error; to 'assign breaches of a covenant. 2 Tidd, Pr. 1168; 1 Tidd, 686.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
To transfer or set over to another. See 11 Barb. (N. Y.) 634.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary