- The act of consigning.
Latin consignatio (“written proof, document”).
Variant of consign
- to hand over; give up or deliver: consigned to jail
- to put in the care of another; entrust: consign the orphan to her uncle's care
- to assign to an undesirable position or place; relegate: consigned to oblivion
- to send or deliver, as goods to be sold
Origin of consignClassical Latin consignare, to seal, register ; from com-, together + signare, to sign, mark ; from signum, sign
Obsolete to agree or submit