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consign

v. 1) to deliver goods to a merchant to sell on behalf of the party delivering the items, as distinguished from transferring to a retailer at a wholesale price for re-sale. Example: leaving one's auto at a dealer to sell and split the profit. 2) to deliver to a carrier to be taken to an agent of the sender. 3) when a debtor has belongings but no money to pay his/her creditors and deposits his/her goods with a trustee who will sell them to raise money to pay the owner's debts and creditors. This is done by agreement between a debtor and his/her creditors or by order of a bankruptcy judge.

consign

verb abalienate, assign to, authorize, charge, commit, commit to another's trust, committere, convey, deliver, deliver formally, deliver over, deposit with, entrust, give in trust, hand over, have conveyed, send, ship, transfer, transfer for sale, transmit, transplant, transport, turn over
Associated concepts: bailment, conditional sale, consignnent contract of goods
See also: alienate, allocate, assign, attorn, authorize, cede, commit, confide, contribute, convey, delegate, detail, disperse, disseminate, distribute, divide, entrust, give, grant, leave, mete, refer, relegate, remand, remit, supply, transfer, transmit, transport, trust, vest
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So that, Senor Ambrosia while you consign your friend's body to the earth, you should not consign his writings to oblivion, for if he gave the order in bitterness of heart, it is not right that you should irrationally obey it.
His uncle had deceived him, and might he not consign her to some miserable place where her youth and beauty would prove a far greater curse than ugliness and decrepitude?
Never mind that,' said he, faintly smiling; 'let us forget all unpleasant words on both sides, as well as deeds, and consign to oblivion everything that we have cause to regret.
Crisparkle, 'as will induce you before long to consign the black humours to the flames.
To-night I consign you to the living death to which you devoted her--a hopeless prison--"
I say,' resumed the secretary, in a slow, impressive way; 'we can't tell what may come to pass; and if we should be obliged, against our wills, to have recourse to violence, my lord (who has suffered terribly to-day, as far as words can go) consigns to you two--bearing in mind my recommendation of you both, as good staunch men, beyond all doubt and suspicion--the pleasant task of punishing this Haredale.
He wrote: "If those who seek to take his place think the route to victory is Continuity Miliband with a different accent or gender, or with a higher level of emotional connection, they will consign Labour to another defeat.
In a New Statesman blog, MP Mr Woodcock tore into the former leader and said: "If those who seek to take his place think the route to victory is Continuity Miliband with a different accent or gender they will consign Labour to another defeat.
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To consign to the sale, contact David Rogers Jones in the Colwyn Bay saleroom, telephone 01492 532176, or Ben Rogers Jones in Cardiff, telephone 02920 708125 or email info@rogersjones.
After hearing the three pitches, the audience were asked to vote one piece of legislation into Room 101, and narrowly opted to consign thousands of pages of tax code legislation to history.
Yes, I took the money from him to allow him to consign the excess luggage on the flight .