Definition of poste restante noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

poste restante

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌpəʊst ˈrestɑːnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpoʊst reˈstɑːnt//
 
(British English)(North American English general delivery)[uncountable]
 
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an arrangement in which a post office keeps a person’s mail until they go to collect it, used especially when somebody is travelling Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French, literally ‘mail remaining’.

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