[syn: allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Assignation \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.
2. An appointment of time and place for meeting or interview;
-- used chiefly of love interviews, and now commonly in a
While nymphs take treats, or assignations give.
3. A making over by transfer of title; assignment.
House of assignation, a house in which appointments for
sexual intercourse are fulfilled.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers) [syn:
2: the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning;
distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats
in the House of Representatives is based on the relative
population of each state" [syn: allotment, apportionment,
apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
112 Moby Thesaurus words for "assignation":
abalienation, accounting for, agreement, alienation, amortization,
amortizement, answerability, application, appointment, arrangement,
arrogation, ascription, assemblee, assembly, assignation house,
assignment, at home, attachment, attribution, ball,
bargain and sale, barter, bequeathal, blame, brawl, caucus,
cession, charge, colloquium, commission, committee, conclave,
concourse, conferment, conferral, congregation, congress,
connection with, consignation, consignment, conventicle,
convention, conveyance, conveyancing, convocation, council, credit,
dance, date, deeding, deliverance, delivery, demise,
derivation from, diet, disposal, disposition, eisteddfod,
enfeoffment, etiology, exchange, festivity, fete, forgathering,
forum, gathering, get-together, giving, honor, housewarming,
imputation, lease and release, levee, love nest, meet, meeting,
meeting place, palaetiology, panel, party, place of assignation,
placement, plenum, prom, quorum, rally, reception, reference to,
rendezvous, responsibility, saddling, sale, seance, session,
settlement, settling, shindig, sit-in, sitting, soiree, surrender,
symposium, synod, trading, transfer, transference, transmission,
transmittal, tryst, turnout, understanding, vesting
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
ASSIGNATION, Scotch law. The ceding or yielding a thing to another of which
intimation must be made.