Legal Definition of consign
- To leave an item of property in the custody of another. A item can be consigned to a transportation company, for example, for the purpose of transporting it from one place to another. The consignee is the person to receive the property and the consignor is the person who ships the property to the consignee.
Definition of consign
to consign (third-person singular simple present consigns, present participle consigning, simple past and past participle consigned)
- (transitive, business) To transfer to the custody of, usually for sale, transport, or safekeeping.
- (transitive) To entrust to the care of another.
- (transitive) To send to a final destination.
terms derived from consign (verb)
See usage note for commit.
- Alphagram: cginnos
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