postal service

noun

Definition of postal service

Examples of postal service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s because the benefit can change with the push of a few buttons, but a letter has to be prepared and then find its way to you through the postal service. Tom Margenau, Dallas News, "A job well done," 19 Jan. 2020 The vote also turned away the rest of the party's agenda, which included promises to raise taxes on the rich, increase social spending and nationalize industries such as water delivery, railroads and the postal service. Arkansas Online, "Brexit mandate clear in U.K. vote; Johnson gets royal order after Conservatives win 365 seats," 14 Dec. 2019 The Bennett case, which arose out of New York, involved the question whether D. M. Bennett could be punished under the Comstock Act for using the U.S. postal service to distribute Heywood’s book. Jesse Merriam, National Review, "Regulate Pornography: See Centuries of State Obscenity Laws," 23 Dec. 2019 Use this feature when receiving and sending packages through the postal service. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "Amazon crime: These safeguards can help you stop porch pirates," 4 Dec. 2019 More than 170,000 hadn’t responded, and the postal service was unable to deliver notifications to nearly 60,000 voters. Scott Bauer, Twin Cities, "Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed," 13 Dec. 2019 The robbery at the post office at 322 Main St. in the Oakville section of town was reported about 3:50 p.m. The suspect was described as a black man who was wearing a blue mask and gloves, the postal service said. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Armed robber holds up Watertown post office," 13 Dec. 2019 The postal service has been the only place to recognize Santa as being real. Jessica Villagomez, chicagotribune.com, "‘I want a toy race car': Postal Service kicks off 107th year of Operation Santa," 4 Dec. 2019 To accommodate the heavy volume, the postal service will expand Sunday package delivery in high volume areas beginning Nov. 24. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Holiday mail deadlines for cards, military, packages; Sunday package delivery starts Nov. 24," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of postal service

1885, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jan 2020

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“Postal service.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postal%20service. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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postal service

noun

Kids Definition of postal service

: a government department in charge of handling the mail

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