postal order

noun
a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office
Syn: ↑money order
Hypernyms: ↑draft, ↑bill of exchange, ↑order of payment

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noun
Britain : a postal money order that is issued in fixed denominations, is payable to a particular person and at a particular office, and may be crossed for payment through a bank

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Chiefly Brit.
[1895-1900]

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postal order noun
An order issued by the postmaster authorizing the holder to receive at a post office payment of the sum printed on it
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Main Entry:postal

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postal order UK US noun [countable] [singular postal order plural postal orders] british
an official document that you buy in a post office as a safe way of sending money to someone
Thesaurus: general words for money, cash and coinshyponym

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postal order,
British. a type of money order issued by a post office for one of a number of fixed sums.

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noun, pl ⋯ -ders [count]
Brit :money order

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ˈpostal order [postal order] (BrE) (also ˈmoney order NAmE, BrE) noun (abbr. PO)
an official document that you can buy at a bank or a post office and send to sb so that they can exchange it for money
See also:money order

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • postal order — ˈpostal ˌorder written abbreviation PO noun [countable] a document bought at a post office which can be sent through the post and exchanged for money: • Send a cheque or postal order for £13.99 to the address below. compare money order * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • postal order — postal .order n BrE an official document that you buy in a post office and send to someone so that they can then exchange it for money American Equivalent: money order …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • postal order — postal ,order noun count BRITISH a MONEY ORDER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • postal order — postal orders N COUNT A postal order is a piece of paper representing a sum of money which you can buy at a post office and send to someone as a way of sending them money by post. [BRIT] (in AM, usually use money,der) …   English dictionary

  • postal order — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ an order for payment of a specified sum to a named person, issued by the Post Office …   English terms dictionary

  • Postal Order — In the United Kingdom (UK), a Postal Order is used for sending money through the mail. In the United States, this is known as a Postal money order. Postal Orders are not, strictly speaking, legal tender, in the way that banknotes are, but are a… …   Wikipedia

  • postal order — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms postal order : singular postal order plural postal orders British an official document that you buy in a post office as a safe way of sending money to someone …   English dictionary

  • postal order — noun (C) BrE an official paper that you buy at a post office as a safe way of sending money through the post: a 2.00 postal order compare money order …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • postal order — noun Date: 1883 British money order …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postal order — Chiefly Brit. See money order. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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