consignment

Consignment means the delivery of things, like clothing or furniture, for sale or donation to someone else. A "consignment shop" is a clothing store that sells other people's clothing and goods.

Consignment is a commercial term that refers to a giving over of objects. If your goods are on consignment, you still technically own them while they are on sale at the consignment shop. The word sometimes refers literally to goods being delivered or shipped, such as food or cargo. Consignment can also mean entrusting a person into the care of someone else, as when you put your aging grandparents in an old-aged home.

Definitions of consignment
  1. noun
    the delivery of goods for sale or disposal
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    type of:
    bringing, delivery
    the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
  2. noun
    goods carried by a large vehicle
    synonyms: cargo, freight, lading, load, loading, payload, shipment
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    type of:
    merchandise, product, ware
    commodities offered for sale
  3. noun
    the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
    synonyms: commitment, committal
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    type of:
    confinement
    the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
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