Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Consign

1) To give goods to another to sell; profits from the sale are generally divided between the seller and the original owner. 2) To give goods to a carrier for delivery. 3) To give over to the custody or care of another. 4) To be destined for, as in "consigned to oblivion" or "consigned to a life of drudgery."
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