post office

  

Definition

A facility in charge of sorting, processing, and delivering mail to recipients. Post offices are usually regulated and funded by the federal government. Post offices also provide other services including passport applications, P.O. Box distribution, and other delivery services. Each post office is assigned a specific jurisdiction and is responsible for the delivery and receipt of mail for individuals or businesses within the jurisdiction.

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  • Michelle needs to mail a package to a customer, so she places it in a box and drives to the post office.

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  • We needed to send in our tax forms by April 15th, so we mailed it at the post office this afternoon.

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  • After hours of writing Christmas cards and letters, Lisa was ready to deliver them to the post office for their timely delivery to her loved ones.

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