Consigned
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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