consignee

Definition

The individual who is responsible for a bill of laden, which represents what items will be delivered according to a sale agreement.

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You should always be careful as the consignee that you can fulfill everything that is in your side of the agreement.

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The delivery man wasn't able to leave an important package because the consignee wasn't there to pay the bill when he arrived at the house.

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When my company tried to ship steel products across the country to California, we had to put them on a freight train which acted as consignee.

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consignment note general order