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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consignment  \Con*sign"ment\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  consigning;  consignation. 
 
  2.  (Com.)  The  act  of  consigning  or  sending  property  to  an 
  agent  or  correspondent  in  another  place  as  for  care 
  sale,  etc 
 
  3.  (Com.)  That  which  is  consigned;  the  goods  or  commodities 
  sent  or  addressed  to  a  consignee  at  one  time  or  by  one 
  conveyance. 
 
  To  increase  your  consignments  of  this  valuable 
  branch  of  national  commerce.  --Burke. 
 
  4.  The  writing  by  which  anything  is  consigned. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consignment 
  n  1:  goods  carried  by  a  large  vehicle  [syn:  {cargo},  {lading},  {freight}, 
  {load},  {loading},  {payload},  {shipment}] 
  2:  the  official  act  of  consigning  a  person  to  a  prison  (or 
  mental  hospital)  [syn:  {commitment},  {committal}] 
  3:  the  delivery  of  goods  for  sale  or  disposal 




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