As`sig*na"tion (#), n. [L. assignatio, fr. assignare: cf. F. assignation.]

1.

The act of assigning or allotting; apportionment.

This order being taken in the senate, as touching the appointment and assignation of those provinces. Holland.

2.

An appointment of time and place for meeting or interview; -- used chiefly of love interviews, and now commonly in a bad sense.

While nymphs take treats, or assignations give. Pope.

3.

A making over by transfer of title; assignment.

House of assignation, a house in which appointments for sexual intercourse are fulfilled.

 

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