Definition of recorded delivery in English:

recorded delivery

noun

British
  • A Post Office service in which the sender receives a certificate that a letter or parcel has been posted and the Post Office obtains a signature from the recipient as a record that it has been delivered.

    ‘the appellant was notified by recorded delivery’
    • ‘The northern area planning committee made its decision on 5 December, and the decision notice was sent the following day by recorded delivery.’
    • ‘Their original passports should accordingly be sent to me at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate by recorded delivery.’
    • ‘Then I discovered that the letter I sent by recorded delivery to pay my speeding fine had gone missing, along with my driving licence and a cheque in payment.’
    • ‘She sent off an application form to the Births and Register Office in Pembrokeshire by recorded delivery.’
    • ‘He replied to let me know that all was fine and that the game was coming back to me by recorded delivery.’
    • ‘Today, I was expecting to receive a parcel by recorded delivery.’
    • ‘With the end result that I had to repackage the scanner and cart it down to the post office and send it back by recorded delivery.’
    • ‘He told me he had sent it by recorded delivery on Thursday so when it hadn't arrived on Saturday I thought I'd better call to find out why.’
    • ‘Publishers don't use recorded delivery, so it was unlikely to be a reject letter.’
    • ‘A superior service, such as the Royal Mail's special delivery, which applies to packages weighing between 0.5kg and 2kg, may be cheaper than recorded delivery.’
    • ‘Formal written notices, signed by Mr Penson, were sent to the banks by recorded delivery.’
    • ‘Post by recorded delivery, that way there are no excuses and you have a record of posting it for insurance purposes.’
    • ‘Howard Ogden, defending, said that Adamson claimed to have sent a letter setting out detailed reasons for his no-show by recorded delivery to the magistrates.’
    • ‘‘We have sent letters by recorded delivery to the firm, sent them text messages, and called them, but we are not getting any response,’ she said.’
    • ‘Without depositing or drawing any money from the account I sent all the paperwork back by recorded delivery but since then have been getting a monthly statement that increases my debt by £2.50 a month for ‘text message banking’.’
    • ‘Businesses have complained of unreliability and, in some cases, resorted to insisting customers send routine letters by recorded delivery.’
    • ‘On another occasion, 30 letters were sent by recorded delivery, with Royal Mail being unable to account for three of them.’
    • ‘We had a packet to send off to the solicitor with the signed and witnessed Deed of Transfer which we wanted to go as a recorded delivery.’
    • ‘To ensure they received it I sent it by recorded delivery which cost me £1.35p.’
    • ‘Make sure you sign the form and keep a copy, and ensure that you send your return by recorded delivery.’
    post, letters, packages, parcels, correspondence, communications, airmail
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Pronunciation:

recorded delivery

/rɪˌkɔːdɪd dəˈlɪv(ə)ri/