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[kuh n-sahyn-muh nt] /kənˈsaɪn mənt/

the act of .
something that is .
Commerce. property sent to an agent for sale, storage, or shipment.
of, relating to, or shipped as goods on consignment:
consignment selling of gift items.
on consignment, (of goods) sent to an agent for sale, with title being held by the consignor until a sale is made.
the act of consigning; commitment
a shipment of goods consigned
on consignment, for payment by the consignee after sale: he made the last shipment on 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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  • Consignment-store

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