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They have desired, that I may be consigned over entirely to their management.

I only seek, just now, to have him consigned to a place of safety.

These might readily have been consigned to the depths of the wastebasket unopened, unread.

What sort of a place was this to which Fate had consigned him?

The rest he consigned to the care of Biskaine, who acted as his Kayla, or lieutenant.

Andre-Louis consigned her to the lawyers, and saw her no more.

This his father was aware of, and consigned him to me, hoping I might be able to do something for him.

To their safe keeping we consigned the friendship which we solemnly contracted.

He also ordered that all tobacco was to be consigned to him or his representatives.

She had consigned him to this, playing to its crafty end the farce that had blinded him!

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to ratify by a sign or seal," from Middle French consigner (15c.), from Latin consignare "to seal, register," originally "to mark with a sign," from com- "together" (see com-) + signare "to sign, mark," from signum "sign" (see sign (n.)). Commercial sense is from 1650s. Related: Consignee; consignor.

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