A bureau or department of government, or under governmental superintendence, whose office is to receive, transmit, and deliver letters, papers, and other mail-matter sent by post. Also the office established by government in any city or town for the local operations of the postal system, for the receipt and distribution of mail from other places, the forwarding of mail there deposited, the sale of postage stamps, etc.

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of POST-OFFICE helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary