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post restante

direction on mail that it be held at that post office until called for, French, literally "remaining post."

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Examples from the Web for post restante

Historical Examples

  • We took train to Leghorn, to procure our letters from the post-restante there.

    Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo

    W. Cope Devereux

  • While at the post-restante, we experienced a singular example of the persistency and malevolence of the typical Italian beggar.