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[kuh n-sahy-ner, kon-sahy-nawr]
  1. a person or company that consigns goods, merchandise, etc.
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Also con·sign·er [kuh n-sahy-ner] /kənˈsaɪ nər/.

Origin of consignor

First recorded in 1780–90; consign + -or2
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Examples from the Web for consignor

Historical Examples of consignor

  • The consignor might, at least, have ventured to add a tentative and inquiring "Mac?"

    Tam O' The Scoots

    Edgar Wallace

  • But until the goods are resold they remain the consignor's and at his risk.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

  • The goods so sent are known as a consignment, and the sender is the consignor.

  • The usual plan is to file alphabetically, under the name of the consignor, first grouping by railroads.

  • In no case, I believe, did the Confederate Government appear as the shipper or consignor.

British Dictionary definitions for consignor


consigner (kənˈsaɪnə)

  1. a person, enterprise, etc, that consigns goods
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