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The word assignment is just the noun form of the common verb assign, which you use when you want to give someone a duty or a job.
When you assign something, that something is called an assignment.
The agreement is used to pay a mortgage lender if the landlord defaults on the loan or files bankruptcy.
Any rental income would then be paid directly to the lender.
For example, a payee assigns rights for collecting note payments to a bank.
A trademark owner transfers, gives, or sells another person interest in the trademark.
Another example can be found in a mortgage assignment.
This is where a mortgage deed gives a lender interest in a mortgaged property in return for payments received.
The word can also refer to the act of distributing something.
These examples are from the Cambridge English Corpus and from sources on the web.