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consignment

noun [C] uk   /kənˈsaɪn.mənt/ us  
an amount of goods that is sent somewhere: The most recent consignment of cloth was faulty. on consignment If goods are on consignment, the person or company that receives them will only pay for them after they have been sold.
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