or GPO



Government Printing Office

noun U.S. Government.

the federal agency that prints and disseminates publications for other federal agencies. Abbreviation: G.P.O., GPO

general post office


(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

Origin of general post office

First recorded in 1650–60

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general post office

General Post Office


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