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consignment

consignment


con·sign·ment  (kn-snmnt)
n.
1. The act of consigning.
2. Something consigned.
Idiom:
on consignment
With the provision that payment is expected only on completed sales and that unsold items may be returned to the one consigning: The retailer accepted the shipment on consignment.


consignment  /knsanmnt/  n. [U] the act of leaving in care of, usu. for sale: Our company shipped 12 chairs on consignment to a store; the store will pay us after the chairs are sold. -v. consign. consignment

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