Examples from the Web for consignment
To say that a consignment is “in compliance” with packing regulations is a mere fig leaf.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo|Clive Irving|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Malaysian report gives no indication of any problem in loading the consignment—or, if there was, what action was taken.Flight 370 Was Carrying 440 Pounds of Dangerous Batteries|Clive Irving|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Malaysian officials have confirmed that a consignment of lithium-ion batteries was in the cargo hold of Flight MH370.
Mired in debt, some models turn to consignment shops and sites like eBay to recover cash.Many Models Get Paid in Clothes, Not Cash, but That Might Be Changing|Misty White Sidell|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The ship, which was carrying a consignment of limestone, broke in half.Prince William's Dramatic Rescue Mission Boosts Royals' Image|Tom Sykes|November 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, as time went on almost every consignment of young Larch-trees sent abroad was already infected.Disease in Plants|H. Marshall Ward
On sending off his consignment Mr. Williams wrote a letter, of which we give the greater part below.Extinct Monsters|H. N. Hutchinson
No carrier conveying goods to her august door ever got drunk or failed to deliver his consignment.Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Sometimes she'd come down in this elevator all to the teary, so's I 'most hadta order a consignment of weep-catchers for myself.A Chain of Evidence|Carolyn Wells
To handle a consignment of Epidendrum bicornutum demands some nerve.About Orchids|Frederick Boyle
British Dictionary definitions for consignment
Word Origin and History for consignment
1560s, "sealing with a sign," from consign + -ment. Meaning "delivering over" is from 1660s; especially of goods, for the sake of sale or auction, from c.1700. Meaning "quantity of goods so assigned" is recorded from 1720s.