consignment

[ kuhn-sahyn-muhnt ]
/ kənˈsaɪn mənt /

noun

the act of consigning.
something that is consigned.
Commerce. property sent to an agent for sale, storage, or shipment.

adjective

of, relating to, or shipped as goods on consignment: consignment selling of gift items.

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Idioms for consignment

    on consignment, (of goods) sent to an agent for sale, with title being held by the consignor until a sale is made.

Origin of consignment

First recorded in 1555–65; consign + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM consignment

non·con·sign·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for consignment

consignment
/ (kənˈsaɪnmənt) /

noun

the act of consigning; commitment
a shipment of goods consigned
on consignment for payment by the consignee after salehe made the last shipment on consignment
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