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.
That previous, however, to the teas being shipped, factors should be appointed in Philadelphia, and the directors of the East India Company should _immediately_ advise them of their intended consignation, and direct them to engage
Tea Leaves Being a Collection of Letters and Documents relating to the shipment of Tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company. (With an introduction, notes, and biographical notices of the Boston Tea Party)
The influx of Europeans into North America led the Indian populations to displacement and eventually to consignation on reservations.
Black's 8th's definitions of "consign," "consignment," and "consignation" suggest that my previous speculation may be roughly correct ....
a separation from God, and a consignation over to eternal miseries?
Chaldean Uniat liturgies the words of institution are placed after the first part of this prayer), breaks the Host into two parts, one of which he places on the paten, while with the other he signs the chalice, and after dipping it into the chalice signs the other half of the Host, reciting meanwhile the proper prayers for the consignation.