consignment
I noun allocation, allotment, appropriation, assignation, assignment, cession, concession, consignation, conveyance, conveyancing, delivering to, dispatchment, distribution, expressage, goods shipped, interchange, merchandise sent, sending, shipment, shipping, transfer, transference, transferring, transmission associated concepts: consignment for sale, consignment shipper II index alienation (transfer of title), apportionment, assignment (transfer of ownership), cargo, delegation (assignment), freight

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


consignment
n.
(1) The act of consigning.
(2) A batch of goods consigned to someone.

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


consignment
the sending of goods. The person sending them is the consignor and the person to whom they are sent the consignee. The consignor is generally responsible for the payment of any charges. The rights and liabilities of the consignor and consignee on the one hand and the carrier of the goods on the other will usually be based on the terms of the contract of carriage. See bill of lading, carriage by air, carriage by rail, carriage by road, carriage by sea.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


consignment
The act of entrusting goods to a person or business who will sell them for you (charging a fee or commission for doing so), and return the goods if unsold.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

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


consignment
n. The bailment of goods by their owner (the consignor) to another person (the consignee) to have the consignee sell the goods on behalf of the consignor in exchange for a portion of the proceeds or to deliver them to a designated recipient.
See also consignee.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


consignment
The delivery of goods to a carrier to be shipped to a designated person for sale. A bailment of goods for sale.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


consignment
The delivery of goods to a carrier to be shipped to a designated person for sale. A bailment of goods for sale.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

consignment
n.
   the act of consigning goods to one who will sell them for the owner or transport them for the owner.
   See also: consign, consignee

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • consignment — 1560s, sealing with a sign, from CONSIGN (Cf. consign) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning delivering over is from 1660s; especially of goods, for the sake of sale or auction, from c.1700. Meaning quantity of goods so assigned is recorded from 1720s …   Etymology dictionary

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  • consignment — con|sign|ment [kənˈsaınmənt] n 1.) a quantity of goods that are sent somewhere, especially in order to be sold consignment of ▪ a large consignment of clothes 2.) on consignment goods that are on consignment are being sold for someone else for a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • consignment — /kən saɪnmənt/ noun 1. the sending of goods to someone who will sell them for you ♦ goods on consignment goods kept for another company to be sold on their behalf for a commission 2. a group of goods sent for sale ● A consignment of goods has… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • consignment — /keuhn suyn meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of consigning. 2. something that is consigned. 3. Com. property sent to an agent for sale, storage, or shipment. 4. on consignment, (of goods) sent to an agent for sale, with title being held by the consignor… …   Universalium

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