the mails

Definition of the mails

chiefly US, law, formal

  1. :  the system used for sending letters, packages, etc. :  a nation's postal system packages sent through the mails He was charged with using the mails to commit fraud.

Word by Word Definitions

mailplay mails
  1. :  payment, rent

  1. :  bag, wallet

    :  material (such as letters and packages) sent or carried in a postal system

    :  similar material distributed within an organization

  1. :  to send by mail :  post

  1. :  armor made of metal links or sometimes plates

    :  a hard enclosing covering of an animal (such as a tortoise)

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a trip made at another's expense

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