Postage stamp, a government stamp required to be put upon articles sent by mail in payment of the postage, esp. an adhesive stamp issued and sold for that purpose.

(Post"al) a. [Cf. F. postal.] Belonging to the post office or mail service; as, postal arrangements; postal authorities.

Postal card, or Post card, a card sold by the government for transmission through the mails, at a lower rate of postage than a sealed letter. The message is written on one side of the card, and the direction on the other.Postal money order. See Money order, under Money.Postal note, an order payable to bearer, for a sum of money (in the United States less than five dollars under existing law), issued from one post office and payable at another specified office.Postal Union, a union for postal purposes entered into by the most important powers, or governments, which have agreed to transport mail matter through their several territories at a stipulated rate.

(Post*a"nal) a. [Pref. post- + anal.] (Anat.) Situated behind, or posterior to, the anus.

(Post*ax"i*al) a. [Pref. post- + axial.] (Anat.) Situated behind any transverse axis in the body of an animal; caudal; posterior; especially, behind, or on the caudal or posterior (that is, ulnar or fibular) side of, the axis of a vertebrate limb.

(Post"boy`) n.

1. One who rides post horses; a position; a courier.

2. A boy who carries letters from the post.

(Post"-cap`tain) n. A captain of a war vessel whose name appeared, or was "posted," in the seniority list of the British navy, as distinguished from a commander whose name was not so posted. The term was also used in the United States navy; but no such commission as post-captain was ever recognized in either service, and the term has fallen into disuse.

(||Post"ca`va) n.; pl. Postcavæ . [NL. See Post-, and Cave, n.] (Anat.) The inferior vena cava.Post"ca`val a. B. G. Wilder.

(Post*clav"i*cle) n. [Pref. post- + clavicle.] (Anat.) A bone in the pectoral girdle of many fishes projecting backward from the clavicle.Post`*cla*vic"u*lar a.

(Post*com"mis*sure) n. [Pref. post- + commisure.] (Anat.) A transverse commisure in the posterior part of the roof of the third ventricle of the brain; the posterior cerebral commisure. B. G. Wilder.

(Post`com*mun"ion) n. [Pref. post- + communion.]

1. (Ch. of Eng. & Prot. Epis. Ch.) The concluding portion of the communion service.

2. (R. C. Ch.) A prayer or prayers which the priest says at Mass, after the ablutions.

Post-abdomen to Postmeridian

(Post`-ab*do"men) n. [Pref. post- + abdomen.] (Zoöl.) That part of a crustacean behind the cephalothorax; — more commonly called abdomen.

(Post"a*ble) a. Capable of being carried by, or as by, post. [Obs.] W. Montagu.

(Post"act`) n. An act done afterward.

(Post"age) n. The price established by law to be paid for the conveyance of a letter or other mailable matter by a public post.

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