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"poste restante" in British English

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poste restantenoun [U]

uk   /ˌpəʊstˈres.tɑːnt/ /-tɑ̃ːnt/  us   /ˌpoʊst.resˈtɑːnt/ UK (US general delivery)
a ​system in which a ​postofficekeeps someone's ​post until it can be ​collected, usually used by ​people who are ​travelling
poste restante
adverb uk   us  
I don't ​know the ​name of her ​hotel, so I'm ​sending her ​mail poste restante.
(Definition of poste restante from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"poste restante" in Business English

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poste restantenoun [U]

uk   us   UK ( US general delivery) COMMUNICATIONS
a ​mailservice by which ​letters and ​packages that are ​sent to you are ​kept at a particular postoffice until you ​collect them: a poste restante ​address/​system
poste restante
adverb
You can have ​letterssent poste restante to any ​postoffice in the country.
(Definition of poste restante from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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