Definition of the GPO from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    the GPO

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  1. 1the General Post Office the former name for the British organization of post office services. In 1969 its name was changed to the Post Office, but some people still refer to it as the GPO. see also the Royal Mail
  2. 2the Government Printing Office the organization that is responsible for publishing federal government documents in the US, including new laws. Its head is called the Public Printer and is chosen by the President. The first Public Printer was Benjamin Franklin.