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poste restante

noun [U]     /ˌpəʊstˈres.tɑːnt/ /-tɑ̃ːnt/ US  /ˌpoʊst.resˈtɑːnt/ UK (US general delivery)
a system in which a post office keeps someone's post until they can collect it, usually used by people who are travellingThe postal system poste restante     adverb I don't know the name of her hotel, so I'm sending her mail poste restante.The postal system
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