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Meaning of CONSIGNMENT

Pronunciation:  kun'sInmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the delivery of goods for sale or disposal
  2. [n]  the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
  3. [n]  goods carried by a large vehicle
 

CONSIGNMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cargo, commitment, committal, freight, lading, load, loading, payload, shipment
 
 See Also: bringing, confinement, delivery, merchandise, product, wares

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*sign"ment\, n.
1. The act of consigning; consignation.

2. (Com.) The act of consigning or sending property to an
   agent or correspondent in another place, as for care,
   sale, etc.

3. (Com.) That which is consigned; the goods or commodities
   sent or addressed to a consignee at one time or by one
   conveyance.

         To increase your consignments of this valuable
         branch of national commerce.          --Burke.

4. The writing by which anything is consigned.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abalienation, agency, agentship, alienation, amortization, amortizement, assignation, assignment, authority, authorization, baggage, bargain and sale, barter, bequeathal, brevet, care, cargo, cession, charge, commendation, commission, commissioning, commitment, committal, conferment, conferral, consignation, conveyance, conveyancing, cure, deeding, delegated authority, delegation, deliverance, delivery, demise, deputation, devolution, devolvement, disposal, disposition, embassy, empowerment, enfeoffment, entrusting, entrustment, errand, exchange, executorship, exequatur, factorship, freight, freightage, full power, giving, goods, impedimenta, infeodation, infeudation, jurisdiction, lading, lease and release, legation, license, lieutenancy, load, luggage, mandate, mission, mittimus, office, pack, payload, plenipotentiary power, power of attorney, power to act, procuration, proxy, purview, recommitment, regency, regentship, relegation, remand, remanding, responsibility, sale, settlement, settling, shipment, surrender, task, trading, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal, trust, trusteeship, vesting, vicarious authority, warrant
 

 

 

 

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