postal order

postal order
'postal .order
BrE an official document that you buy in a post office and send to someone so that they can then exchange it for money
American Equivalent: money order

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • postal order — ˈpostal ˌorder written abbreviation PO noun [countable] a document bought at a post office which can be sent through the post and exchanged for money: • Send a cheque or postal order for £13.99 to the address below. compare money order * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • postal order — postal orders N COUNT A postal order is a piece of paper representing a sum of money which you can buy at a post office and send to someone as a way of sending them money by post. [BRIT] (in AM, usually use money,der) …   English dictionary

  • postal order — postal ,order noun count BRITISH a MONEY ORDER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • postal order — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ an order for payment of a specified sum to a named person, issued by the Post Office …   English terms dictionary

  • Postal Order — In the United Kingdom (UK), a Postal Order is used for sending money through the mail. In the United States, this is known as a Postal money order. Postal Orders are not, strictly speaking, legal tender, in the way that banknotes are, but are a… …   Wikipedia

  • postal order — noun a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office • Syn: ↑money order • Hypernyms: ↑draft, ↑bill of exchange, ↑order of payment * * * noun Britain …   Useful english dictionary

  • postal order — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms postal order : singular postal order plural postal orders British an official document that you buy in a post office as a safe way of sending money to someone …   English dictionary

  • postal order — noun (C) BrE an official paper that you buy at a post office as a safe way of sending money through the post: a 2.00 postal order compare money order …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • postal order — noun Date: 1883 British money order …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postal order — Chiefly Brit. See money order. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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