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semipostal

[sem-ee-pohs-tl, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈpoʊs tl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
noun
1.
a postage stamp sold by a government at a premium above its face value, the excess being used for a nonpostal purpose, as a charity.
adjective
2.
noting or pertaining to such a stamp.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; semi- + postal
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  • The usage of semipostal stamps is entirely at the option of the purchaser.
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semipostal

/ˌsɛmɪˈpəʊstəl/
adjective
1.
(philately, mainly US) denoting stamps where all or part of the receipts from sale are given to some charitable cause
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