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precancel

[pree-kan-suh l] /priˈkæn səl/
verb (used with object), precanceled, precanceling or (especially British) precancelled, precancelling.
1.
to cancel (a stamp) before placing it on a piece of postal matter.
noun
2.
a precanceled stamp.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; pre- + cancel
Related forms
precancellation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-cancellation

precancel

/priːˈkænsəl/
verb -cels, -celling, -celled (US) -cels, -celing, -celed
1.
(transitive) to cancel (postage stamps) before placing them on mail
noun
2.
a precancelled stamp
Derived Forms
precancellation, noun
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