Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A countersign; a watchword.
  • n. One who is ordered to keep within certain limits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A countersign; a watchword.
  • n. One who is orders to keep within certain limits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., special order or instruction given to a sentinel; a watch-word; a countersign.
  • n. A person commanded to keep within certain bounds, as an officer in the army or navy ordered to keep his quarters as a punishment.
  • n. A form of punishment consisting in confinement to prescribed limits.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We are given the 'consigne', by the preceding sentinel, and are left alone behind a mound of dirt, facing the north and the blank, perilous night.

    Poems

  • I, 'I am a soldier, and this is but my "consigne" or watchword. "

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • Quand je me suis vu arriver a la centaine de pages dans l'heure je me suis revu lire "les bebes de la consigne automatique" (R. Murakami).

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • * Alice de l'autre coté du miroir (L. Carroll), les bebes de la consigne automatique (Ryu Murakami), L. corps Exquis (P. Brite) 64.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • The 17 defendants were given sentences ranging from 10 to 20 years in prison for looting, failure to observe military regulations (violation de consigne) and squandering of ammunitions (dissipation de munitions) and also expelled from the FARDC.

    DR Congo: Monthly Human Rights Assessment: June 2007

  • Pour Alice ce n'est pas un nouveau livre mais je le lis au moins une fois par mois, mais ce n'est pas le seul on retrouve aussi "le corps exquis" et "les bebes de la consigne automatique" dans mes lectures recurentes.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • J'me suis deja retapé "Alice de l'autre coté du miroir", "le corps exquis" et "les bebes de la consigne automatique", les grands classiques du Pinku koi c pas une tres grande surprise!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Datura a cause de livre 'les bebes de la consigne automatique' qui est vraiment l'un de mes prefere mais c deja pris alors j'peux deriver sur Hashi mais ca fait trop civet, ou Kiku ce qui fait que des qu'je rentre a la maison jdis bonjour et disant kinu et le lapin s'ramene! ou même j'peux l'appeler Tran a cause du corps exquis!! mais pour un lapin j'trouve que ca fait space!!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Metivier, who came in the morning with his felicitations, considered it proper in his quality of doctor de forcer la consigne, * as he told Princess Mary, and went in to see the prince.

    War and Peace

  • Then ground millipeds and tarantulas were mixed with four plant products—the seeds of tcha-tcha (Albizzia lebbeck), the same leguminous species added by Marcel Pierre; the seeds of consigne (Trichilia hirta), a tree in the mahogany family with no well-known active constituents; the leaves of pomme cajou, the common cashew (Anacardium occidentale); and bresillet (Comocladia glabra).

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

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