Assignatus Utitur Jure Auctoris Law and Legal Definition

Assignatus utitur jure auctoris is a legal maxim that is related to principals and agents. This means an assignee is clothed with the rights of his/her principal. An assignee when assigned with rights not only becomes entitled to the rights but to the actions at law by which the right can be enforced. In some cases such actions can be specially assigned.