Meaning of poste restante

poste res•tante

Pronunciation: (pōst" re-stänt' or, esp. Brit., res'tänt Fr. pôst res-tänt'), [key]
  1. a direction written on mail to indicate that it should be held at the post office until called for by the addressee.
  2. a department in charge of such mail.
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