[kuh n-sahyn-muh nt]
- of, relating to, or shipped as goods on consignment: consignment selling of gift items.
- 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
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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
May 5, 2014
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
May 1, 2014
Malaysian officials have confirmed that a consignment of lithium-ion batteries was in the cargo hold of Flight MH370.Was MH370 Carrying Killer Cargo?
March 21, 2014
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
The ship, which was carrying a consignment of limestone, broke in half.Prince William's Dramatic Rescue Mission Boosts Royals' Image
November 28, 2011
"There goes a consignment of men's lives," said Mrs. Vansittart to her companion.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
He informs us that you refused to receive the consignment or to pay the charges."Pigs is Pigs"
Ellis Parker Butler
I was down on the levee, to see to the consignment of my freight, and run afoul of her.Eventide
I got a letter from Whiteley's this morning asking when my first consignment was to arrive.Love Among the Chickens
P. G. Wodehouse
To send a consignment of goods to an agent or factor for sale or disposal.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- 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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Word Origin and History for consignment
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