consignee

[ kon-sahy-nee, -si-, kuh n-sahy- ]
/ ˌkɒn saɪˈni, -sɪ-, kən saɪ- /

noun

a person or party to whom something, usually merchandise, is consigned.

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Origin of consignee

First recorded in 1780–90; consign + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for consignee

consignee
/ (ˌkɒnsaɪˈniː) /

noun

a person, agent, organization, etc, to which merchandise is consigned
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