the Postal Service

noun

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: the U.S. government department in charge of collecting and delivering mail

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“The Postal Service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Postal%20Service. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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