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.
n 1: goods carried by a large vehicle [syn: cargo, lading, freight,
load, loading, payload, shipment]
2: the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as
in a prison or mental hospital) [syn: commitment, committal]
3: the delivery of goods for sale or disposal