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postal order

noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of postal order
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Still the brother sent a postal order, and it became part of the system.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • When the remittance came from Liverpool it was a postal order for seven-and-sixpence.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Within were two plain sheets of notepaper and a postal order.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • Every week a postal order went to this relief-fund or to that.

  • The postal order was for the shillings alone—not for the beef or the apron.

    Eliza Barry Pain
  • But she has admitted to me that she bought the postal order.

    The Madcap of the School Angela Brazil
  • It is like sending a sovereign to a friend by a postal order.

  • These were to be paid for in advance at the highest price by postal order.

    On the Seaboard August Strindberg
  • And you gave Miss Grant the postal order all right, Mrs. Vokins?

    Rich Relatives Compton Mackenzie
  • He put a postal order for three-and-sixpence in his letter, to pay for a trunk-call: isn't that rather sweet of him?

    Dodo Wonders E. F. Benson
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
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