commitment vs consignment what difference

what is difference between commitment and consignment

English

Etymology

commit +‎ -ment

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: com‧mit‧ment

Noun

commitment (countable and uncountable, plural commitments)

  1. The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:
    1. The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review.
    2. Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution.
  2. Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:
    1. Act of assuming a financial obligation at a future date.
  3. Being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons.
  4. The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.
  5. Perpetration as in a crime or mistake.
  6. State of being pledged or engaged.
  7. The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or in jail.

Synonyms

Related terms

  • commit
  • committal
  • noncommittal

Descendants

  • Portuguese: cometimento

Translations

Further reading

  • commitment in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • commitment in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Etymology

consign +‎ -ment

Noun

consignment (countable and uncountable, plural consignments)

  1. A collection of goods to be sent, in transit or having been sent.
  2. The act of consigning.

Derived terms

  • consignment note

Related terms

  • consignee
  • consignor

Translations


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