certified mail


: first class mail for which proof of delivery is secured but no indemnity value is claimed

Example Sentences

He sent the contract by certified mail.
Recent Examples on the Web Resumes sent by registered or certified mail to the Metro Council Clerk, 601 W. Jefferson St., 40202, must be postmarked no later than March 3 and must be received in the clerk’s office within four business days after mailing. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 24 Feb. 2023 Regular and certified mail letters were sent to Perdue and Larson to notify them their forms were overdue, board attorney Monica Conrad said, adding the certified letters came back to the county but the other ones did not. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, 15 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of certified mail was in 1947

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“Certified mail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certified%20mail. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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