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Latin consignatio (written proof, document).


consignation (plural consignations)

  1. The act of consigning.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      So is despair a certain consignation to eternal ruin.
  2. (obsolete) The act of ratifying or establishing, as if signing; confirmation.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      A direct consignation of pardon.
  3. (obsolete) A stamp; an indication.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      The most certain consignations of an excellent virtue.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.