Definition of registered mail in US English:

registered mail


  • Prepaid first class mail that is recorded by the post office before being sent and at each point along its route to safeguard against loss, theft, or damage.

    • ‘She won't go to the post office for registered mail.’
    • ‘Mrs Sanderson uses the post office for a variety of reasons including collecting her and her husband's pensions, sending registered mail and buying postal orders.’
    • ‘I did send them the documentation that was required by registered post and in both cases I asked for the Post Office to return a card which was signed.’
    • ‘‘We can confirm that copies of taped interviews are normally hand delivered or sent by registered post,’ she said.’
    • ‘The postman is forced to meet the addressee only when registered posts or money orders are delivered.’
    • ‘The next day I brought the letter, the claim slip and the registered mail to the said office.’
    • ‘We've said to them over and over again, in every way possible - fax, phone, e-mail and registered mail - that we want to meet with them, work with them and come to an understanding.’
    • ‘A less enjoyable part of working in the special handling section, a department that deals with items that are being shipped that require special attention such as registered mail, rations and money, involves transporting human remains.’
    • ‘The Tribunal decision was sent to the applicant, at his postal address by registered post on 22 October 2002.’
    • ‘Certain priority mail will still be delivered to the door, particularly registered mail and signature mail.’
    • ‘The thief managed to get out of the van, which is understood to have contained parcels and registered post, and escaped before the police arrived.’
    • ‘The authorities have already started sending letters by registered post to the 40,000 individuals linked to the new accounts which instruct them to urgently contact the Revenue.’
    • ‘None of the five tenant complaints sent to the health department by registered mail had even shown up on its records.’
    • ‘Usually, such documents were sent by registered post to the applicant's address or were collected from the department.’
    • ‘City Mayor Oliver Clery yesterday confirmed that a fax and a letter by registered post had been sent to the Health Minister early Tuesday morning.’
    • ‘Parcels and registered mail were included in the system from the very beginning, although there were restrictions on certain items.’
    • ‘In cases where parcels or registered mail were returned to post offices, he said that up to now a free service had been provided by completing the paperwork for people calling to the office to collect that post.’
    • ‘If the victim is unable to confront the perpetrator, a letter sent via registered mail, including full details of the event and requesting that the behavior cease, is recommended.’
    • ‘This request and its reasons may be written in a letter, which must be sent by registered mail.’
    • ‘Certain priority post, such as registered mail, will still be delivered to the door, as will items that cannot fit into the letterbox.’
    post, letters, packages, parcels, correspondence, communications, airmail
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registered mail