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Definition: parcel post
n : postal service that handles packages
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Parcel post
Parcel \Par"cel\, n. [F. parcelle a small part, fr. (assumed)
LL. particella, dim. of L. pars. See Part, n., and cf.
1. A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a
whole; a part. [Archaic] “A parcel of her woe.”
Two parcels of the white of an egg. --Arbuthnot.
The parcels of the nation adopted different forms of
self-government. --J. A.
2. (Law) A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of
land is part and parcel of another piece.
3. An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or
quantity; a collection; a group.
This youthful parcel
Of noble bachelors stand at my disposing. --Shak.
4. A number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle;
a package; a packet.
'Tis like a parcel sent you by the stage. --Cowper.
Bill of parcels. See under 6th Bill.
Parcel office, an office where parcels are received for
keeping or forwarding and delivery.
Parcel post, that department of the post office concerned
with the collection and transmission of parcels; also, the
transmission through the parcel post deparment; as, to
send a package by parcel post. See parcel post in the
Part and parcel. See under Part.
Parcel post \Par"cel post\
That branch of the post office having to do with the
collection, transmission, and delivery of parcels. The
British Inland Parcel Post was established in 1883. The rates
in 1913, dating from 1897, were 3d. for parcels not exceeding
one pound and 1d. for each additional pound up to the limit
of 10 pounds. A general parcel post was established in the
United States by Act of August 24, 1912, which took effect
Jan. 1, 1913. At that time, parcels could not exceed 11
pounds in weight nor 72 inches in length and girth combined.
Provision is made from insuring parcels, and also for sending
parcels C.O.D. The rates of postage vary with the distance.
See Zone, below.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]