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Assignee in law is an assignee to whom the law vests the right, as distinguished from an assignee in fact.
The following is an example of a case law referring to assignee in law:
An assignee may be by special appointment or deed, or be created by law. An assignee in law is one in whom the law vests the right, such as an executor or administrator. [Burlington Nat'l Bank v. Beard, 55 Kan. 773 (Kan. 1895)].