What is the Definition of Assignment?


The Latin word cessio came to Castilian as an assignment. The concept is used to name the act of transferring the possession of something (a good, a right, etc.) to another person or entity.

The transfer of assets usually occurs when an individual, unable to meet a debt, voluntarily abandons his assets in favor of the creditor. This mechanism was common in ancient times, although today it is usually opted for a bankruptcy procedure or an executive judgment.

You can also give an asset as a donation. The owner of a piece of land, for example, can assign it to a non-governmental organization for the development of a solidarity project. A company, for its part, can announce the transfer of machinery to a school so that students can carry out internships.

The assignment of rights, on the other hand, takes place through a contract by which a creditor (the assignor) transfers the right with respect to an obligation to an assignee. The assignor, in this way, transmits the rights he owns against a transferor (the debtor) in favor of the assignee (who becomes the new creditor).

In addition to everything indicated, we cannot forget the existence of what is known as data transfer. This is a term used to refer to the disclosure of data carried out by a person other than the interested party. It is included in the Spanish Organic Law on Protection of Personal Data, of December 13.

For this type of assignment to be carried out in accordance with the law and without falling into any type of infringement, it is necessary, among other things, the prior consent of the person concerned, which must be perfectly clear and proven.

In the field of the sport, finally, it is called the assignment to pass the ball (the ball) that is made to a partner who is located nearby. There is, in football, the so-called transfer rule or backward pass rule, which makes it impossible for a field player to pass the ball to the goalkeeper (goalkeeper or goalkeeper) and for him to touch or take it with his arms or hands.

According to the transfer rule, if the goalkeeper actually touches the ball with his hands or arms, the referee must sanction an indirect free kick in favor of the opposing team.

Of this type of sports transfer we can highlight a series of data of interest such as the following:
-The same, which is also known by the name of hand sanction, was introduced as a rule in the regulations of the aforementioned football back in the decade of The 90’s. Specifically, it was in 1992, although the importance of it had already been raised since 1990.
-In 1994 that rule was clarified and a little more specified. Thus it was determined that the goalkeeper could not catch the ball with his hand if he received it from what was a throw-in.

In the same way, we cannot ignore the name of a company that bears the term in question. It is about CesiĆ³n, a temporary work company that began in Valencia in 1994.