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Assignment - transference, a Scottish law term used in conveyancing to indicate the transference to another of any right or interest in any property or obligation. It is thus used in a sense analogous to that of the English term assignment (q.v.). The person who transfers the right or interest is known as the cedent, and the person to whom the transference is made is termed the cessionary or assignee.