on consignment


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on consignment

[of goods] having been placed in a store for sale, with payments made for the goods by the operator of the store only if they are sold. The artist placed his work in a gallery on consignment. I will attempt to sell your clothing on consignment.
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on consignment

Turning over goods for an agent to sell, with the provision that payment is made only on completed sales and that unsold goods may be returned to the consignor. For example, This secondhand shop accepts items of clothing on consignment. [c. 1700]
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on consignment

With the provision that payment is expected only on completed sales and that unsold items may be returned to the one consigning: The retailer accepted the shipment on consignment.
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