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Definition of "consignee" [con•sign•ee]

  • The one to whom something, such as goods or merchandise, is consigned. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "consignee" in a sentence
  • "The presumption, in the absence of proof, is, that the consignee is the agent of the shipper."
  • "Why say that the goods belonged to "subjects of the King of Italy," when the consignee was the real owner?"
  • "The person to whom the goods are shipped is the "consignee"."