Pronunciation: (pōst" re-stänt' or, esp. Brit., res'tänt; Fr. pôst res-tänt'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/poste-restante.html on line 75 [key]
1. a direction written on mail to indicate that it should be held at the post office until called for by the addressee.
2. Chiefly Brit.a department in charge of such mail.
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