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[kon-sahy-nee, -si-, kuh n-sahy-] /ˌkɒn saɪˈni, -sɪ-, kən saɪ-/
a person or party to whom something, usually merchandise, is consigned.
Origin of consignee
1780-90; consign + -ee Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He told the missus he was going to spend the day out of town with his consignee, but he tipped me the wink.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Our friend the consignee had himself been on board at the time the "accident" occurred.

    A Labrador Doctor Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • It is the responsibility of the consignee to file claim with the delivering carrier for material received in a damaged condition.

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

    Trail's End George W. Ogden
  • Her consignee is reluctant to intrust her to the officer next in rank; but sail she must.

    The Red Rover James Fenimore Cooper
  • 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
  • Below are blank lines for name and address of the consignee.

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards
  • The bill must not be drawn or renewed after the goods have been surrendered to the purchaser or consignee.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Needless to say, these safely reached the consignee in Ireland.

British Dictionary definitions for consignee


a person, agent, organization, etc, to which merchandise is consigned
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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