Etymology
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consignment (n.)

1560s, "act of sealing with a sign," from consign + -ment. (Earlier in this sense was consignation, 1530s, from Medieval Latin consignatio). 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.

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Definitions of consignment

consignment (n.)
goods carried by a large vehicle;
consignment (n.)
the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital);
Synonyms: commitment / committal
consignment (n.)
the delivery of goods for sale or disposal;
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