Definition of General delivery

1. Noun. The part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it.

Exact synonyms: Poste Restante
Group relationships: Local Post Office, Post Office
Generic synonyms: Social Unit, Unit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of General Delivery

general anaesthesia
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general anaesthetics
general anatomy
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general availability
general aviation
general bloodletting
general contractor
general damages
general delivery (current term)
general duty nurse
general education
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general elections
general fertility rate
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general headquarters
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general immunity
general knowledge
general ledger
general ledgers

Literary usage of General delivery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sixty Years in California: A History of Events and Life in California by William Heath Davis (1889)
"... the Government of the United States concerning the Arrests—A general delivery of Prisoners—An Explanation and Disclaimer—The Latter probably Insincere. ..."

2. Law of Real Property: Being a Complete Compendium of Real Estate Law by Emerson Etheridge Ballard, Tilghman Ethan Ballard, Arthur Walker Blakemore (1909)
"Escrow—In general—Delivery to take place on grantor's death. Where the grantor placed the deed with a bank in escrow to be delivered upon payment of the ..."

3. What Every Business Woman Should Know: A Complete Guide to Business Usages by Lillian Cecilia Kearney (1916)
"general delivery. The general delivery is intended for the use of only ... The general delivery should not be used where it is possible to receive mail ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1858)
"Between these, on the right and left of the " general delivery," are windows for the ... Behind the " general delivery" window is one of the Providence ..."

5. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1902)
"It was submitted on his behalf that the counterfoil delivery book made up from the general delivery book is handed to the carter with each customer's order ..."

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