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on consignment

Definition of on consignment

  1. —used to describe a situation in which goods are sent to a person who pays only for what is sold and who may return what is not sold <The goods were shipped/sold on consignment.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the act or process of consigning

    :  something consigned especially in a single shipment

  1. :  of, relating to, or received as goods on consignment

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the act or an instance of embezzling

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