By Deane Barker

Definition: time and place for a meeting

This seems to have a special designation for secret meetings, especially romantic meetings. An “assignation” is often implied to mean a sexual rendezvous.

Why I Looked It Up

In The English Assassin, regarding morally corrupt church elders, something was described as being:

[…] suitable for the cardinals private assignations


Added on

In Alias Emma (another spy novel, coincidentally):

The plan was to text Chernov from her number, inviting him to an afternoon assignation at the Four Seasons.

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