Consign
Consign Con*sign", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consigned} 3; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consigning}.] [F. consigner, L. consignare, -signatu,, to seal or sign; con- + signare, fr. signum mark. See {Sign}.] 1. To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of possession; as, to consign the body to the grave. [1913 Webster]

At the day of general account, good men are to be consigned over to another state. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

2. To give in charge; to commit; to intrust. [1913 Webster]

Atrides, parting for the Trojan war, Consigned the youthful consort to his care. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The four evangelists consigned to writing that history. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) To send or address (by bill of lading or otherwise) to an agent or correspondent in another place, to be cared for or sold, or for the use of such correspondent; as, to consign a cargo or a ship; to consign goods. [1913 Webster]

4. To assign; to devote; to set apart. [1913 Webster]

The French commander consigned it to the use for which it was intended by the donor. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To stamp or impress; to affect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Consign my spirit with great fear. --Jer. Taylor.

Syn: To commit; deliver; intrust; resign. See {Commit}. [1913 Webster]


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  • consign — con·sign /kən sīn/ vt: to entrust (one s goods) to the possession of a dealer to be sold for profit or returned if unsold compare bail, entrust con·sign·ment n con·sign·or /kən sī nər, ˌkän ˌsī nȯr/ n …   Law dictionary

  • consign — con‧sign [kənˈsaɪn] verb [transitive] formal 1. TRANSPORT COMMERCE to send or deliver goods to someone, usually someone who has bought them: • Another copy of the document is sent to the party to whom the goods are consigned …   Financial and business terms

  • Consign — Con*sign , v. i. 1. To submit; to surrender or yield one s self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] All lovers young, all lovers must Consign to thee, and come to dust. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consign — ► VERB 1) deliver to someone s possession or care. 2) send (goods) by a public carrier. 3) (consign to) put (someone or something) in (a place) so as to be rid of them. DERIVATIVES consignee noun consignor noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • consign — [kən sīn′] vt. [L consignare, to seal, register < com , together + signare, to sign, mark < signum,SIGN] 1. to hand over; give up or deliver [consigned to jail] 2. to put in the care of another; entrust [consign the orphan to her uncle s… …   English World dictionary

  • consign — To hand over or give possession of an asset to someone. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • consign — early 15c., to ratify by a sign or seal, from M.Fr. consigner (15c.), from L. consignare to seal, register, originally to mark with a sign, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + signare to sign, mark, from signum sign (see SIGN (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • consign — *commit, entrust, confide, relegate Analogous words: transfer, *move, remove, shift: assign, allocate, *allot: resign, surrender, yield (see RELINQUISH) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • consign — [v] entrust, hand over for care address, appoint, assign, authorize, commend to, commission, commit, confide, convey, delegate, deliver, deposit with, dispatch, forward, give, issue, put in charge of, relegate, remit, route, send, ship, transfer …   New thesaurus

  • consign — con|sign [kənˈsaın] v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: consigner, from Latin consignare, from com ( COM ) + signum mark, seal ] [T] formal to send something somewhere, especially in order to sell it consign to [consign sb/sth to sth] phr v 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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