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v. con·signed, con·sign·ing, con·signs
1. To give over to the care or custody of another.
a. To put in or assign to an unfavorable place, position, or condition: "Their desponding imaginations had long since consigned him to a watery grave" (William Hickling Prescott).
b. To set apart, as for a special use or purpose; assign: "South American savannas [that are] now consigned to grazing" (Eric Scigliano).
3. To deliver (merchandise, for example) for custody or sale.
v.intr. Obsolete
To submit; consent.

[Middle English consignen, to certify by seal, from Old French consigner, from Latin cōnsignāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + signāre, to mark (from signum, mark; see sekw- in Indo-European roots).]

con·sign′a·ble adj.
con′sig·na′tion (kŏn′sī-nā′shən, -sĭg-) n.
con·sig′nor, con·sign′er n.
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Noun1.consigner - the person who delivers over or commits merchandise
shipper - someone who ships goods
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Adnene Mansar recommande aux observateurs du CPR de ne pas quitter leurs postes aux bureaux de vote jusqu'a la fin du depouillement et consigner tous les depassements, pour ne pas laisser les mains libres aux fraudeurs.
com)-- the Couture Consigner is an upscale women's consignment store offering new and gently used clothing and accessories.
The buyer and consigner wished to remain anonymous.