contracts. One who makes a consignment to another. 2. When goods are consigned to be sold on commission, and the property remains in the consignor; or when goods have been consigned upon a credit, and the consignee has become a bankrupt or failed, the consignor has a right to stop them in transitu. Abbot on Sh. p. 3, c. 3. The consignor is generally liable for the freight or the hire for the carriage of goods.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
One who sends or makes a consignment A shipper of goods. Consula multorum quseruntur In magmis. 4 Inst 1. The counsels of many are required in great things.