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[kon-sahy-nee, -si-, kuh n-sahy-]
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  1. 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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Related Words for consignee

beneficiary, collector, consignee, payee, customer, target, heir, cashier, subject, recipient, trustee, creditor, grantee, acceptor, assignee, teller

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Historical Examples of consignee

  • Our friend the consignee had himself been on board at the time the "accident" occurred.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • That was the consignee of the strangest shipment ever billed out of Ascalon.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden

  • When the stuff is delivered, the certificate is handed over with it to the consignee.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

    Freeman Wills Crofts

  • At the termination of the voyage, he must deliver the goods to the consignee or his agents.

    The Seaman's Friend

    Richard Henry Dana

  • I wanted to look up the consignee and see where he wanted the cargo of lumber.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason

British Dictionary definitions for consignee


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