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consignment

noun [C]
 
 
/kənˈsaɪnmənt/ COMMERCE
a quantity of goods that are sent together: consignment of sth When we get our next consignment of stock our new warehouse management system will be in operation. Customs officers at the port discovered a consignment of pirated computer games.
on consignment goods that are on consignment to a store, etc. are only paid for once they have been sold: Some stores prefer to hold goods on consignment rather than take the risk that they will remain unsold.
(Definition of consignment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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