con·​sign·​ee | \ ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈnē How to pronounce consignee (audio) , ˌkän-ˌsī-, kən-ˌsī- \

Definition of consignee

: one to whom something is consigned or shipped

Examples of consignee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another air waybill from a few days later, November 13, has the same shipper and consignee. CNN, 6 Oct. 2021 In one auction in 2006, Kurniawan sold $24.7 million of wine, a record for a single consignee. Robert Jablon, Star Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 The Department of Justice, which was listed as a consignee to the cargo discharged at the end of September, declined to comment when asked about the arrival of the tankers. Lucia Kassai,, 12 Oct. 2020 The co-op, which has been in existence for nearly 40 years, has about 30 members and consignees. Deborah Hornblow,, 23 Oct. 2019 The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency also seized 100 kilograms (220 pounds) from another warehouse of a consignee on Saturday. The Associated Press, The Seattle Times, 29 May 2017

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First Known Use of consignee

1773, in the meaning defined above

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con·​sign·​ee | \ kən-ˌsī-ˈnē; ˌkän-ˌsī-ˈnē, kən-, -sə- How to pronounce consignee (audio) \

Legal Definition of consignee

: a person to whom goods are consigned

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