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Pronunciation:  kun'sInmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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

4. The writing by which anything is consigned.

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