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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSIGNATION

"The assignation is for nine o'clock in the Bois de Boulogne," Aline informed her.

When he comes and demands admission, she denies the assignation.

He took out an assignation ruble note and gave it to Karataev.

At last they set sail for Savona, the place of their assignation.

She was to watch her mistress from the house, and follow her to the place of assignation.

I had ridden to my ruin—I had followed to be present at an assignation.

At the hour prescribed I appeared at the place of assignation.

It is often mentioned as a place of assignation in Restoration plays.

Ivan Andreyitch did not know the handwriting, but he had no doubt it was an assignation.

What for instance are Julien's feelings during the first assignation?

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "appointment by authority," from Old French assignacion (14c., Modern French assignation), from Latin assignationem (nominative assignatio) "an assigning, allotment," noun of action from past participle stem of assignare (see assign). Meaning "action of legally transfering" (a right or property) is from 1570s; that of "a meeting by arrangement, tryst" is from 1650s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ASSIGNATION

appointment

nounarrangement for meeting; prearranged meeting
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