Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The one to whom something, such as goods or merchandise, is consigned.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The person to whom goods or other property sent by carrier are consigned or addressed; specifically, one who has the care or disposal of goods received upon consignment; a factor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The person to whom goods or other things are consigned; a factor; -- correlative to consignor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The person to whom a shipment is to be delivered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the person to whom merchandise is delivered over

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From consign + -ee

Examples

  • Why say that the goods belonged to "subjects of the King of Italy," when the consignee was the real owner?

    The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter

  • The presumption, in the absence of proof, is, that the consignee is the agent of the shipper.

    The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter

  • The person to whom the goods are shipped is the "consignee".

    Business Hints for Men and Women

  • In order to file a claim with Staples I had to furnish: name, address and daytime phone of consignee, copy of original Staples receipt — including cash register spit-out tape, an independent appraisal of the radio, the original ebay listing showing the final price, the PayPal transaction showing any payments or refunds, etc.,etc.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » How Not to Do E-Commerce

  • Select the Mexican client, importer, consignee, customs broker or trade show organiser to whom the documentation needs to be sent prior to shipment.

    Doing business in Mexico: general legal, business & entry issues

  • Select the Mexican client, importer, consignee, customs broker or trade show organiser to whom the documentation needs to be sent prior to shipment.

    Doing business in Mexico: general legal, business & entry issues

  • Chinese Origin Goods Chinese Origin Goods made in China, such as plastic toys and clothing, may be subject to high anti-dumping quotas which range in 500+%, which may result in abandonment by the consignee due to the high cost of entry.

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  • The shipment has my wife's name as the consignee which we were told she can assign to the broker once we have one using a letter.

    Customs Broker in Vera Cruz

  • Chinese Origin Goods Chinese Origin Goods made in China, such as plastic toys and clothing, may be subject to high anti-dumping quotas which range in 500+%, which may result in abandonment by the consignee due to the high cost of entry.

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  • Chinese Origin Goods Chinese Origin Goods made in China, such as plastic toys and clothing, may be subject to high anti-dumping quotas which range in 500+%, which may result in abandonment by the consignee due to the high cost of entry.

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