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precancel

[ pree-kan-suhl ]
/ priˈkæn səl /
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verb (used with object), pre·can·celed, pre·can·cel·ing or (especially British) pre·can·celled, pre·can·cel·ling.

to cancel (a stamp) before placing it on a piece of postal matter.

noun

a precanceled stamp.

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Origin of precancel

First recorded in 1920–25; pre- + cancel

OTHER WORDS FROM precancel

pre·can·cel·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for precancel

precancel
/ (priːˈkænsəl) /

verb -cels, -celling or -celled or US -cels, -celing or -celed

(tr) to cancel (postage stamps) before placing them on mail

noun

a precancelled stamp

Derived forms of precancel

precancellation, noun
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