- To give over to the care or possession of another, especially by formal delivery.
- To entrust for safekeeping or transport; to assign to a particular destination.
From the latin consignare, meaning "to seal".
- The valuable painting was consigned to the auction house.
- The package was consigned to the shipping company for delivery.
- The letter was consigned to the post office for mailing.
- The company consigned the goods to the warehouse for storage.
- He consigned the book to the library for safekeeping.