[ sem-ee-pohs-tl, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈpoʊs tl, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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a postage stamp sold by a government at a premium above its face value, the excess being used for a nonpostal purpose, as a charity.
noting or pertaining to such a stamp.
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British Dictionary definitions for semipostal
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈpəʊstəl) /
philately, mainly US denoting stamps where all or part of the receipts from sale are given to some charitable cause
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