|n.||1.||The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place, or state.|
|2.||The act of ratifying or establishing, as if by signing; confirmation; ratification.|
|3.||A stamp; an indication; a sign.|
CONSIGNATION, contracts. In the civil law, it is a deposit which a debtor
makes of the thing that he owes, into the hands of a third person, and under
the authority of a court of justice. Poth. Oblig. P. 3, c. 1, art. 8.
2. Generally the consignation is made with a public officer it is very similar to our practice of paying money into court.
3. The term to consign, or consignation, is derived from the Latin consignare, which signifies to seal, for it was formerly the practice to seal up the money thus received in a bag or box. Aso & Man. Inst. B. 2, t. 11, c. 1, Sec. 5. See Burge on Sur. 138.