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The consignor, in a contract of carriage, is the party sending a shipment to be delivered whether by land, sea or air.[1] Some carriers, such as national postal entities, use the term "sender" or "shipper" but in the event of a legal dispute the proper and technical term "consignor" will generally be used.


  1. ^ "CONSIGNOR Definition & Legal Meaning". Black's Law Dictionary (2nd ed.). 4 November 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2023.