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Meaning of consignment

con•sign•ment

Pronunciation: (kun-sīn'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of consigning.
  2. something that is consigned.
  3. property sent to an agent for sale, storage, or shipment.
  4. (of goods) sent to an agent for sale, with title being held by the consignor until a sale is made.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or shipped as goods on consignment: consignment selling of gift items.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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