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consign

Legal Definition of consign

Verb

  1. 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

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aɪn

Verb

to consign (third-person singular simple present consigns, present participle consigning, simple past and past participle consigned)

  1. (transitive, business) To transfer to the custody of, usually for sale, transport, or safekeeping.
  2. (transitive) To entrust to the care of another.
  3. (transitive) To send to a final destination.

Derived terms

terms derived from consign (verb)

  • consignee
  • consigner
  • consignment
  • consignor

Usage notes

See usage note for commit.

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: cginnos
  • sconing

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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