certified mail


Definition of certified mail

: 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.

First Known Use of certified mail

1947, in the meaning defined above

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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 28 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of certified mail

: mail for which a person must sign an official document stating that it has been received

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