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postage due

Syllabification: post·age due

Definition of postage due in English:

noun

1That part of the postage that was not prepaid.
Example sentences
  • Sponsors are not responsible for incomplete, postage due, lost, late, damaged, stolen, illegible or misdirected entries for inaccurate contest related information provided by Sponsors.
  • I'd mail him all the copies of his books I owned, postage due - if I hadn't dropped them off at the Salvation Army the last time we moved.
  • I guess sending them all back postage due, wrapped around bricks, with Hitler moustaches and horns drawn on all the models had the desired effect.
1.1A special postage stamp indicating postage still to be paid on a letter or parcel.
Example sentences
  • Spam, like a postal letter that comes postage due, or a collect phone call, imposes its costs onto the recipient.
  • It had no postage (of course), no postmark and no postage due.

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