self-assignment

noun
self-as·​sign·​ment | \ ˌself-ə-ˈsīn-mənt How to pronounce self-assignment (audio) \
plural self-assignments

Definition of self-assignment

: the act of assigning something (such as a task) to oneself working on/by self-assignment also : the task or work that is assigned Alexander came to Winged Foot in 1959 to shoot the U.S. Open. It was a self-assignment that resulted in a series of iconic photos … — Mike Dougherty

First Known Use of self-assignment

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-assignment.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-assignment. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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