semipostal

noun
semi·​post·​al | \ ˌse-mē-ˈpō-stᵊl How to pronounce semipostal (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semipostal

: a postage stamp sold at a premium over its postal value especially for a humanitarian purpose

Examples of semipostal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Save Vanishing Species semipostal was issued in 2011, the fourth in the series. Jeanette Steele, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Postal Service to issue PTSD, Alzheimer's stamps," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of semipostal

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Semipostal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semipostal. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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