Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of consigning.
  • n. The act of ratifying or establishing, as if signing; confirmation.
  • n. A stamp; an indication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place, or state.
  • n. The act of ratifying or establishing, as if by signing; confirmation; ratification.
  • n. A stamp; an indication; a sign.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 1. The act of confirming, as by signature or stamp; hence, an indication; an evidence; conformation.
  • n. The act of consigning or relegating; consignment.
  • n. 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. 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.

Etymologies

Latin consignatio ("written proof, document"). (Wiktionary)

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