One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The act of cancelling something before it is due to take place, especially (Philately) a stamp before it is used for mailing, often to facilitate bulk mailing; an instance of this. Also occasionally: = precancel.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Chicago Tribune. From pre- + cancellation.
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