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consigning


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consign  \Con*sign"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Consigned}  3;  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Consigning}.]  [F.  consigner,  L.  consignare 
  -signatu,,  to  seal  or  sign;  con-  +  signare  fr  signum  mark. 
  See  {Sign}.] 
  1.  To  give  transfer,  or  deliver,  in  a  formal  manner,  as  if 
  by  signing  over  into  the  possession  of  another,  or  into  a 
  different  state,  with  the  sense  of  fixedness  in  that 
  state,  or  permanence  of  possession;  as  to  consign  the 
  body  to  the  grave. 
 
  At  the  day  of  general  account,  good  men  are  to  be 
  consigned  over  to  another  state.  --Atterbury. 
 
  2.  To  give  in  charge;  to  commit;  to  intrust. 
 
  Atrides,  parting  for  the  Trojan  war,  Consigned  the 
  youthful  consort  to  his  care  --Pope. 
 
  The  four  evangelists  consigned  to  writing  that 
  history.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  (Com.)  To  send  or  address  (by  bill  of  lading  or  otherwise) 
  to  an  agent  or  correspondent  in  another  place  to  be  cared 
  for  or  sold,  or  for  the  use  of  such  correspondent;  as  to 
  consign  a  cargo  or  a  ship;  to  consign  goods. 
 
  4.  To  assign;  to  devote;  to  set  apart. 
 
  The  French  commander  consigned  it  to  the  use  for 
  which  it  was  intended  by  the  donor.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  stamp  or  impress;  to  affect.  [Obs.] 
 
  Consign  my  spirit  with  great  fear.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  To  commit;  deliver;  intrust;  resign.  See  {Commit}. 




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