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Definition of "assignation" []

  • The act of assigning. (noun)
  • Something assigned, especially an allotment. (noun)
  • An appointment for a meeting between lovers; a tryst. See Synonyms at engagement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "assignation" in a sentence
  • "ALL her arguments are to the superdels to wait on endorsing Obama because something might happen ... including an assignation, which is, after all, something all of us non-racists worry some the racists might try."
  • "I have seen many soldiers troubled with the unruliness of their bellies; whereas mine and I never fail of our punctual assignation, which is at leaping out of bed, if some indispensable business or sickness does not molest us."
  • "My fate is sealed, since for purposes of their own, of which probably we know nothing, these people intend to take me with them to their country, as indeed they are justified in doing, since I have been fool enough to keep a kind of assignation with them here."