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Definition of "consignment" []

  • The act of consigning. (noun)
  • Something consigned. (noun)
  • On consignment With the provision that payment is expected only on completed sales and that unsold items may be returned to the one consigning: The retailer accepted the shipment on consignment. (idiom)

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 "consignment" in a sentence
  • "There's a picture of me and my sister-in-law Vicki (from behind, unfortunately) at the 2nd one behind the table selling the hell out of anime books and model kits I took on consignment from the local comic book distributor."
  • "All this documents will enable you to clear the consignment from the career on deliver."
  • "NewswireToday (newswire) - 04 / 20 / 2009 Baton Rouge, LA United States - A Baton Rouge Salon expands their retail area from typical hair products by opening a designer label consignment boutique."