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English definition of “consignment”

consignment

noun [C/U]    /kənˈsɑɪn·mənt/
the act of sending goods to a business that ordered them: [C] The last consignment of dresses was shipped yesterday . If goods are on consignment, the person or company that has them pays for them only after selling them.
(Definition of consignment noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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