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.
n 1: a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers) [syn: tryst]
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]