postal order

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n postal order a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Postal order an order issued by the postmaster authorising the holder to receive at some particular post-office payment of the sum marked on it
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poste—L. ponĕre, positum, to place.

Usage

In literature:

I am expecting a postal-order almost any moment.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 22, 1914" by Various
The Battalion Postal Orderly, Private J. H. Mann, was most conscientious and energetic in his work.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
I enclose a postal order for expenses.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Every week a postal order went to this relief-fund or to that.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 23, 1914" by Various
Beth sent him a postal order for that amount.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
I enclose postal order for fifteen shillings.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914" by Various
I am a patriot, so, without her knowledge, I slipped a postal order for ten shillings into the envelope.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 4, 1914" by Various
The safe contained postal orders stamps, postcards, and cash of the total value of L315.
"The King's Post" by R. C. Tombs
In 1870 postal orders, much simpler things, were unknown.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
Postal orders, when introduced into Japan, quickly came into favour.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
Why did you get a postal order?
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
And then she went to a post-office and got the necessary postal orders, and put them into the letter, and registered it and sent it off.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
No one is allowed to send a check or postal order; no tax gatherer calls at the home or the office.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
Afterwards they pulled out the boxes that were ranged against the wall, and looked behind them, but no postal orders were found.
"The Adventure League" by Hilda T. Skae
Remit by postal order or draft to order of Munn & Co., 37 Park Row, New York.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
Remit by postal order.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXVII.--No. 2. [New Series.], July 14, 1877" by Various
It wandered off to Fanny's postal order, spread over my lap like an expensive antimacassar.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
It is like sending a sovereign to a friend by a postal order.
"Curiosities of Light and Sight" by Shelford Bidwell
For a day, or a few days, or even a week, the prodigal son with the postal order lives like a king.
"In the Foreign Legion" by Erwin Rosen
He put a postal order for three-and-sixpence in his letter, to pay for a trunk-call: isn't that rather sweet of him?
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
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In news:

Postal workers like mail order scrips.
A West Chatham neighborhood man was ordered held on $75,000 bond today, charged with beating and trying to rob an on-duty US Postal Service worker on the South Side in November, police said.
A penny or two per email along with money order fees would give the Postal Service the funds they need and preserve federal mail service.
Instead of moving to close down hundreds of post offices around the nation, the US Postal Service announced plans today to limit the hours of operation of post offices in order to save money in the future.
Postal carriers walk their mail routes each day in order to bring us mail six days a week, but it might soon drop to five days.
The St Bernard Parish Sheriff 's Office has identified a woman who allegedly defrauded a Chalmette business of $905 with a counterfeit postal money order.
Domestic orders are delivered via United Parcel Service (UPS) or United States Postal Service (USPS).
While consumers spent the holiday weekend – and some of their work hours Monday – ordering packages via the Internet, the United States Postal Service is gearing up to deliver a record amount of purchases.
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