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postal order

noun, Chiefly British
Origin of postal order
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She looked again at the postal-order, and with a sharp movement put it inside her blouse.

    Coquette Frank Swinnerton
  • I enclose a postal-order for sixpence, to see you through the rest of the term.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • After asking for the stamps he asked, quite as a second thought, for a postal-order for ten shillings.

    In the Cage Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for postal-order

postal order

a written order for the payment of a sum of money, to a named payee, obtainable and payable at a post office
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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