Hoover mulled it over and wrote back canceling his reassignment.
Any infraction of the rules could bring demotion or reassignment to another city, which proved tough on families and very costly.
Though this might easily have been grounds for dismissal or reassignment, nothing of the sort happened.
late 14c., "order, request, directive," from Old French assignement "(legal) assignment (of dower, etc.)," from Late Latin assignamentum, noun of action from Latin assignare (see assign). Meaning "appointment to office" is mid-15c.; that of "a task assigned" (to someone) is from c.1848.