What is Assigns?

Legal Definition
Contracts. Those to whom rights have been transmitted by particular title, such as sale, gift, legacy, transfer, or cession. Vide Ham. Paities, 230; Lofft. 316. These words, and also the word forever, are commonly added to the word heirs in deeds conveying a fee simple, heirs and assigns forever "but they are in such cases inoperative. 2 Barton's Elem. Convey. 7, (n.) But see Fleta, lib. 3, cap. 14, 6. The use of naming them, is explained in Spencer's Case, 5 Rep. 16; and Ham. Parties, 128. The word heirs, however, does not include or imply assigns. 1 Anderson's Rep. 299.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Assignees; those to whom property shall have been transferred. Now seldom used except In the phrase, in deeds, "heirs, administrators, and assigns." Grant v. Carpenter, 8 R. I. 36; Bally v. De Cres-pigny, 10 Best & S. 12.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Persons to whom any thing or right is assigned. See Ann. Cas. 1912A, 1120.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary