Meaning of “c/o” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “c/o” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"c/o" in American English

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abbreviation for care of:

You can write me c/o Roberta Moody, at 12 Townsend Place, Newark, New Jersey.
Note: Used in written addresses.

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"c/o" in Business English

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COMMUNICATIONS abbreviation for care of: used in addresses when the person you are writing to is staying at someone else's home:

Sylvia Mendez, c/o Ann Smith, 12 Glastonbury Lane, Bickerton

ACCOUNTING abbreviation for carried over: used to refer to an amount at the end of a page that is copied at the beginning of the next page

(Definition of “c/o” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)