consign
con·sign /kən-'sīn/ vt: to entrust (one's goods) to the possession of a dealer to be sold for profit or returned if unsold compare bail, entrust
con·sign·ment n
con·sign·or /kən-'sī-nər, ˌkän-ˌsī-'nȯr/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

consign
I verb abalienate, assign to, authorize, charge, commit, commit to another's trust, committere, convey, deliver, deliver formally, deliver over, deposit with, entrust, give in trust, hand over, have conveyed, send, ship, transfer, transfer for sale, transmit, transplant, transport, turn over associated concepts: bailment, conditional sale, consignment contract of goods II index alienate (transfer title), allocate, assign (transfer ownership), attorn, authorize, cede, commit (entrust), commit (institutionalize), confide (trust), contribute (supply), convey (transfer), delegate, detail (assign), disperse (disseminate), divide (distribute), entrust, give (grant), grant (transfer formally), leave (give), mete, refer (send for action), relegate, remand, remit (submit for consideration), transfer, transmit, transport, vest

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


consign
v.
To entrust goods to someone else; to deliver goods to the custody of a carrier or agent, usually so that they can be sold.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


consign
1) To give goods to another to sell; profits from the sale are generally divided between the seller and the original owner.
2) To give goods to a carrier for delivery.
3) To give over to the custody or care of another.
4) To be destined for, as in "consigned to oblivion" or "consigned to a life of drudgery."
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

consign
v.
   1) to deliver goods to a merchant to sell on behalf of the party delivering the items, as distinguished from transferring to a retailer at a wholesale price for re-sale. Example: leaving one's auto at a dealer to sell and split the profit.
   2) to deliver to a carrier to be taken to an agent of the sender.
   3) when a debtor has belongings but no money to pay his/her creditors and deposits his/her goods with a trustee who will sell them to raise money to pay the owner's debts and creditors. This is done by agreement between a debtor and his/her creditors or by order of a bankruptcy judge.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Consign — Con*sign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consigned} 3; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consigning}.] [F. consigner, L. consignare, signatu,, to seal or sign; con + signare, fr. signum mark. See {Sign}.] 1. To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consign — con‧sign [kənˈsaɪn] verb [transitive] formal 1. TRANSPORT COMMERCE to send or deliver goods to someone, usually someone who has bought them: • Another copy of the document is sent to the party to whom the goods are consigned …   Financial and business terms

  • Consign — Con*sign , v. i. 1. To submit; to surrender or yield one s self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] All lovers young, all lovers must Consign to thee, and come to dust. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consign — ► VERB 1) deliver to someone s possession or care. 2) send (goods) by a public carrier. 3) (consign to) put (someone or something) in (a place) so as to be rid of them. DERIVATIVES consignee noun consignor noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • consign — [kən sīn′] vt. [L consignare, to seal, register < com , together + signare, to sign, mark < signum,SIGN] 1. to hand over; give up or deliver [consigned to jail] 2. to put in the care of another; entrust [consign the orphan to her uncle s… …   English World dictionary

  • consign — To hand over or give possession of an asset to someone. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • consign — early 15c., to ratify by a sign or seal, from M.Fr. consigner (15c.), from L. consignare to seal, register, originally to mark with a sign, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + signare to sign, mark, from signum sign (see SIGN (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • consign — *commit, entrust, confide, relegate Analogous words: transfer, *move, remove, shift: assign, allocate, *allot: resign, surrender, yield (see RELINQUISH) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • consign — [v] entrust, hand over for care address, appoint, assign, authorize, commend to, commission, commit, confide, convey, delegate, deliver, deposit with, dispatch, forward, give, issue, put in charge of, relegate, remit, route, send, ship, transfer …   New thesaurus

  • consign — con|sign [kənˈsaın] v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: consigner, from Latin consignare, from com ( COM ) + signum mark, seal ] [T] formal to send something somewhere, especially in order to sell it consign to [consign sb/sth to sth] phr v 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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