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or GPO

  1. general post office.
  2. Government Printing Office.
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Government Printing Office

noun U.S. Government.
  1. the federal agency that prints and disseminates publications for other federal agencies. Abbreviation: G.P.O., GPO
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general post office

  1. (in the U.S. postal system) the main post office of a city, county, etc., that also has branch post offices. Abbreviation: G.P.O., GPO
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Origin of general post office

First recorded in 1650–60
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abbreviation for
  1. general post office
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General Post Office

  1. (in Britain until 1969) the department of the central Government that provided postal and telephone services
  2. the main post office in a locality
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