consignment

[kuhn-sahyn-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of consigning.
2.
something that is consigned.
3.
Commerce. property sent to an agent for sale, storage, or shipment.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or shipped as goods on consignment: consignment selling of gift items.
Idioms
5.
on consignment, (of goods) sent to an agent for sale, with title being held by the consignor until a sale is made.

Origin:
1555–65; consign + -ment

nonconsignment, noun
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consignment (kənˈsaɪnmənt)
 
n
1.  the act of consigning; commitment
2.  a shipment of goods consigned
3.  on consignment for payment by the consignee after sale: he made the last shipment on consignment

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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.
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Example sentences
See if you can find a high-end consignment store in your area.
He revealed that the heroin seized from under the seat of his car was only half
  the consignment.
If you are not crafty, you should check out consignment shops for second hand
  costumes.
Consider buying your crisply pressed trousers and blouses from thrift or
  consignment stores.
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