Definition of consignment in English:


Line breaks: con|sign|ment
Pronunciation: /kənˈsʌɪnm(ə)nt


  • 1A batch of goods destined for or delivered to someone: a consignment of drugs
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    • He'd supervise the delivery of vast consignments of drugs and olive oil until he decided to go into business for himself.
    • Excise diversion fraud involves the falsification of export documents so that consignments of alcohol purportedly destined for the continent are diverted to the home market without payment of excise duty.
    • The minority of farmers involved in this practice pay dealers to deliver consignments of sheep to their farms.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The action of consigning or delivering something: levels of consignment are running below budget
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    • Customers then receive email replies that provide a full status report on each consignment, from collection and delivery times to the name of the person who signed for the shipment.
    • In the evening, lulled by the callousness of another day of sameness, we cast the issue upon a stack in a proscribed corner of our homes, for consignment to the kabariwalla at the end of the month.
    • The Claimants say it is up to the Defendants to satisfy themselves that any given consignment of goods is legitimate; and if it is not, they act at their peril.

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