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poste restante

[ pohst re-stahntor, especially British, res-tahnt; French pawst res-tahnt ]

noun

  1. a direction written on mail to indicate that it should be held at the post office until called for by the addressee.
  2. Chiefly British. a department in charge of such mail.


poste restante

/ ˈpəʊst rɪˈstænt; pɔst rɛstɑ̃t /

noun

  1. (not in the US and Canada) an address on mail indicating that it should be kept at a specified post office until collected by the addressee
  2. the mail-delivery service or post-office department that handles mail having this address


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Word History and Origins

Origin of poste restante1

1760–70; < French: literally, standing post

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Word History and Origins

Origin of poste restante1

French, literally: mail remaining

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Example Sentences

I used to have my letters addressed there, poste restante, and call in for them when I happened to be in Kimberley.

The address to which the order should be sent must, where poste restante is stated, in every case give the receiver's full name.

Next day, I was up early, but recognised the futility of watching at the Poste Restante until the daylight faded.

But first, m'sieur, allow me to put observation upon the Poste Restante?

It was a delightful surprise to see your handwriting when we went to inquire at the Poste Restante.

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