certified mail

noun

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

Examples of certified mail in a Sentence

He sent the contract by certified mail.
Recent Examples on the Web The old law had required that the executor send you notice by registered or certified mail, and then provide proof of service to the court. Virginia Hammerle, Dallas News, 30 July 2023 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 15 Jul. 2024.

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