• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Consignation A stamp; an indication; a sign. "The most certain consignations of an excellent virtue."
    • Consignation The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place, or state. "So is despair a certain consignation to eternal ruin."
    • Consignation The act of ratifying or establishing, as if by signing; confirmation; ratification. "A direct consignation of pardon."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n consignation The act of confirming, as by signature or stamp; hence, an indication; an evidence; conformation.
    • n consignation The act of consigning or relegating; consignment.
    • n consignation In Scots law, the depositing in the hands of a third person of a sum of money about which there is either a dispute or a competition.
    • n consignation In liturgics, the act of making the sign of the cross with one half of a consecrated oblate or host over the other, the first half having been previously dipped in the chalice. This rite is found in the Greek and Syriae liturgies of St. James, in the Coptic liturgy of St. Basil, in the Nestorian liturgy of the Apostles, etc.
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  • Samuel Butler
    “Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consignatio, written proof, document: cf. F. consignation, comsignation


In literature:

Number One says it is belated remorse for the gallant servants of His Majesty whom he has consigned to an untimely grave.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug 29, 1917" by Various
Such was the vessel to which I found myself consigned.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
Maud saw her father to his room, and consigned him to the hands of his valet, to be put to bed without delay.
"M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."" by G.J. Whyte-Melville
When the second whisky consignment struck the camp, Stella stayed in her room, refusing to cook until order reigned again.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Various modes of torture were employed upon those who were consigned to the dungeon.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Various modes of torture were employed upon those who were consigned to the dungeon.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Why should you consign my youthful hopes to suffering and despair?
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
Fifthly, it has consigned at least 150,000 persons to jails and penitentiaries.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
I lift up their poor little hearts with my consigne; 'Courage, tout le monde, le diable est mort.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII" by Various
For the burial they could do no more than consign the body to one of the waves in the great billowy land sea about them.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
Washington himself had a consignment of tobacco captured by the French.
"George Washington: Farmer" by Paul Leland Haworth
Else had he wished it, he could have consigned his victim to the tide.
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
A fresh consignment arrives every year.
"Punch Among the Planets" by Various
Thus was he cardinally consigned to the good graces of the Church and of God.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
He promises them a tragedy of their own when, in the day of Judgment, they shall be consigned to everlasting suffering.
"A History of Pantomime" by R. J. Broadbent
Can't we consign them all to the attic?
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Carefully enveloped packages had been consigned to various periods of oblivion by all conditions of men and women.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. September, 1863, No. LXXI." by Various
In consigning this intellectual exercise to oblivion, we must not confound the miserable and the happy together.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
There was also a large consignment of muskets and ammunition.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
Thus whole families were orphaned and consigned to penury.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds

In poetry:

They flit about, the yellow birds,
And on the mulberry-trees rest find.
Who buried were in duke Muh's grave,
Alive to awful death consigned?
"Lament For Three Brothers" by Confucius
The dough the ladies moulded true;
The pious father set and drew;
While a choice stall of sweet-meats were
Consign'd alone to George's care.
"Courtship" by William Hutton
Bright emblem of the good and just,
Whose bodies to the grave consign'd,
Though mould'ring in their native dust,
Their deeds still leave a sweet behind.
"Reflections On Viewing A Rose" by Elizabeth Beverley
Just a few days of wasting pain
She linger'd by its side,
And then consign'd to stranger arms
The frail unfolding of the charms
She would have watch'd with pride.
"Richard Ely Collins," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Why thus my soul should be consigned
To infelicity,
Why always I must feel as blind
To sights my brethren see,
Why joys they've found I cannot find,
Abides a mystery.
"The Impercipient" by Thomas Hardy
Stronger than the thing
It takes -- enduring;
Greater than the force
Of war, or life, or lover,
Shadow of our years ... to your Unplumbed obscuring
Do we consign our all.
"Shadowed" by Jewell Miller

In news:

Sarah Dougall, owner of the consignment jewellery store Made You Look, is seen here at the Toronto store Friday, Aug 31, 2012.
Enter 24-Hour Masquerade, an online consignment shop that lets customers search for secondhand clothing at any hour of the day or night.
HACKETTSTOWN — Re-Style Boutique and Consignment will hold a bag sale tomorrow, Saturday, Aug 25.
A teen and his mother looking to get paid for some expensive sneakers he sold on consignment had to turn to 7 On Your Side for help.
Consignment sale in Troy this week.
Just Between Friends, the twice-yearly children's and maternity consignment sale, opened to the public this morning at State Fair Park in the Cox Pavilion.
Kids Exchange, a bi-annual consignment event, held a half off sale on all of their merchandise.
"It's really consign and design.".
She regularly gets consignments from New York, Florida, and California as well as New Jersey.
8220;It’s really consign and design.”.
Petoskey consignment shop focuses on home decor.
Kathi Morris is the owner of The Painted Cottage, a downtown Petoskey consignment shop focusing on home decor items.
Mel Katz of Paxton at his consignment shop, Tat-Nooks on Pleasant Street in Tatnuck Square, Worcester, which caters to a creative clientele, offering handcrafted and vintage items.
Werewolves have long been consigned to myth, but the idea of full moon madness has never quite gone away.
An Orange County businessman will be in court Thursday after being accused of embezzling the proceeds of the rare and vintage Porsches that he sold on consignment, prosecutors said.

In science:

Falsifiability consigns all imperfect theories to the same garbage bin; compression can be used to rescue the valuable theories from the bin, dust them off, and establish them as legitimate science.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
The stars in the past seven paragraphs are hereby consigned to the “John’s Other Wife” class24 , where already live the Be stars; both disk and polar stuff contribute to the emission for Alpha Eri say Kervella and Dominciano de Souza (2006), who are good friends of the star and call it Achernar.
Astrophysics in 2006
Now we had purchased a requisite consignment of these circuits and are installing in VD.
Multiparticle Production at High Multiplicities