Postal Union

Postal Union
Postal Post"al, a. [Cf. F. postal.] Belonging to the post office or mail service; as, postal arrangements; postal authorities. [1913 Webster]

{Postal card}, or {Post card}, a card used for transmission of messages through the mails, at a lower rate of postage than a sealed letter; also called {postcard}. Such cards are sold by the government with postage already paid, or by private vendors without a postage stamp. The message is written on one side of the card, and the address on the other.

{Postal money order}. See {Money order}, under {Money}.

{Postal note}, an order payable to bearer, for a sum of money (in the United States less than five dollars under existing law), issued from one post office and payable at another specified office.

{Postal Union}, a union for postal purposes entered into by the most important powers, or governments, which have agreed to transport mail matter through their several territories at a stipulated rate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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