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consignment

[kuh n-sahyn-muh nt] /kənˈsaɪn mənt/
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
1555-1565
1555-65; consign + -ment
Related forms
nonconsignment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-consignment

consignment

/kənˈsaɪnmənt/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for non-consignment

consignment

n.

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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