AskDefine | Define consignor

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consignor n : the person who delivers over or commits merchandise [syn: consigner]

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Noun

  1. The person who sends a consignment to a consignee

Extensive Definition

The consignor, in a contract of carriage, is the person sending a shipment to be delivered whether by land, sea or air. Some carriers, such as national postal entities, use the term "sender" or "shipper" but in the event of a legal dispute the proper and technical term "consignor" will generally be used.
If Jones sends a widget to Smith via Fred's Delivery Service, Jones is the consignor and Smith is the consignee.
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