Definition of postal order in English:

postal order


  • An order for payment of a specified sum to a named payee, issued by the Post Office.

    • ‘She said: ‘I use this post office every day for postal orders, paying bills or to collect childcare allowance.’’
    • ‘On that occasion the robbers escaped with only £108 in cash, but the box also contained £10,000 of cheques and postal orders.’
    • ‘Other business included payment of pensions, issuing postal orders and, of course, selling stamps.’
    • ‘They could be relied upon to ensure birthday cards, postal orders and Highers results got through.’
    • ‘The postal order was bought from a post office in the Tang Hall area of York but there were no details to accompany it.’
    • ‘I will accept cash, cheques drawn against a UK bank, postal orders and payments through PayPal.’
    • ‘Some people use the post office to manage bank accounts, pay bills, get postal orders, and, of course, let's not forget wanting to post a letter or buy a stamp.’
    • ‘Cheques and postal orders should be sent to an address in west London.’
    • ‘Next morning I take the blue Victoria Line to the other end, to Tottenham to send Sonny some postal orders.’
    • ‘He may return their money which was paid by cheque and postal orders.’
    • ‘One of the ways people could contribute to the cause was to send us cheques and postal orders for any sum from £1.’
    • ‘They stole cash, pension books, tax discs, mobile phone top-up cards and postal orders.’
    • ‘Today I had to go to the Post Office and buy some postal orders to pay for a visa application (they wouldn't accept an ordinary cheque).’
    • ‘You could also explain to older children that there are many ways to pay for things without using cash, such as credit cards, cheques and postal orders.’
    • ‘Cash, cheques and postal orders, and debit card payments will be accepted.’
    cheque, order, banker's order, money order, bill of exchange
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postal order