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consignment

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noun con·sign·ment \kən-ˈsīn-mənt\

Definition of consignment

  1. 1 :  the act or process of consigning

  2. 2 :  something consigned especially in a single shipment

on consignment

  1. :  shipped to a dealer who pays only for what is sold and who may return what is unsold goods shipped on consignment

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First Known Use of consignment

circa 1668


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consignment

adjective con·sign·ment

Definition of consignment

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




CONSIGNMENT Defined for English Language Learners

consignment

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Definition of consignment for English Language Learners

  • : a quantity of goods that are sent to a person or place to be sold

  • : the act or process of sending goods to a person or place to be sold



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