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precancel

[ pree-kan-suhl ]
/ pri藞k忙n s蓹l /
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verb (used with object), pre路can路celed, pre路can路cel路ing or (especially British) pre路can路celled, pre路can路cel路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鈥25; pre- + cancel

OTHER WORDS FROM precancel

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

precancel
/ (pri藧藞k忙nsl) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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