Definition of consignment in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈsīnmənt/


1A batch of goods destined for or delivered to someone: a consignment of beef
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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.
1.1The action of consigning or delivering something.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.2Agreement to pay a supplier of goods after the goods are sold: new and used children’s clothing on consignment
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  • Somebody from New York said once they would sell the baskets on consignment, but they ended up sitting in a warehouse.
  • The rest of the cannabis will be sold on consignment.
  • Not all vendors are willing to sell on consignment, however.

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Syllabification: con·sign·ment

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