|n.||1.||The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.|
|2.||Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.|
|3.||That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.|
|4.||Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.|
|Noun||1.||designation - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others|
|2.||designation - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"|
|3.||designation - the act of designating or identifying something|
DESIGNATION, wills. The expression used by a testator, instead of the name
of the person or the thing he is desirous to name; for example, a legacy to.
the eldest son of such a person, would be a designation of the legatee. Vide
1 Rop. Leg. ch. 2.
2. A bequest of the farm which the testator bought of such a person; or of the picture he owns, painted by such an artist, would be a designation of the thing devised or bequeathed.