Definition of assignment
- the assignment of a task
- Her assignment was to the embassy in India.
- a homework assignment
The students were given a homework assignment.
The reporter's assignment is to interview the candidate.
The reporter is here on an assignment.
The reporter is here on assignment.
The article discusses the recent assignment of senators to some of the more powerful committees.
her assignment to the embassy in India
the computer's assignment of a number to each image
She asked if she could change her seating assignment.
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A wage assignment refers to a forced payment of a financial obligation via automatic withholding from an employee's pay.
Courts can subject individuals who become delinquent in their obligations to wage assignments. In most cases, wage assignments are ordered when a person is delinquent on child support, spousal support, taxes or loans. If the obligor shows a history of nonpayment, a wage assignment can be used to automatically subtract money owed from his or her payroll without his or her consent. For example, if an individual becomes delinquent on $100 monthly loan payments, a wage assignment automatically deducts the $100 from the person's weekly or monthly paycheck and sends it to the lender.
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