In sixteen hours more, one toad was taken from a box and found to be lively, and was reconsigned to its prison.
They dared not trust themselves within the power of our troops, lest they should be reconsigned to slavery.
early 15c., "to ratify by a sign or seal," from Middle French consigner (15c.), from Latin consignare "to seal, register," originally "to mark with a sign," from com- "together" (see com-) + signare "to sign, mark," from signum "sign" (see sign (n.)). Commercial sense is from 1650s. Related: Consignee; consignor.