Legal Definition and Related Resources of Post Office
Meaning of Post Office
A particular building or place for the receipt , handling and delivery of mail matter, or the transaction of other business authorized under the Postal reorganization Act. See 84 Stat. 719; 39 U.S. C. §201.
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Etimology of Post Office
1650s, “public department in charge of letter-carrying,” from post (n.3) + office. Meaning “building where postal business is carried on” is from 1650s. In slang or euphemistic sense of “a sexual game” it refers to an actual parlor game first attested early 1850s in which pretend “letters” were paid for by kisses.