Mail Delay

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Mail Delay

Time a payment spends in the postal system before delivery.

Mail Delay

A delay in payment resulting from the mailing, rather than the handing over, of a check. It especially applies if the check is delayed or lost in the mail. See also: Check hold.
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The City shall not be responsible for late deliveries or mail delays.
Waiting until the last minute may cause a problem if there are questions concerning your contribution or enrollment form or if there are mail delays.
Flattery said he and members from his camp said the closing of processing facilities will result in mail delays and lower delivery standards.
MoD bosses claim such mail delays gifts from loved ones.
WASHINGTON -- Chronic mail delays in Los Angeles have declined over the past year, but millions of letters and magazines continue to arrive late, a new federal audit has found.
While the application is also available in paper form, filing online eliminates mail delays and identifies errors that can be corrected immediately.
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However, about 40 striking workers yesterday ignored pleas by union representatives and bosses to return to work, and thousands of homes experienced mail delays after they staged a walkout in an overtime dispute.
POSTMEN have been accused of causing mail delays in the Midlands by putting undelivered letters BACK in postboxes at the end of their rounds.
We thank all National Right to Life members for the patience they have shown during the period of mail delays in Washington and during the installation of the phone system at our new address.
You may need to order medicines at least 30 days in advance to allow for the possibility of mail delays.
PORTLAND, Maine -- Bowdoin College said students seeking early acceptance can avoid anthrax-related mail delays by filing applications by computer or fax machine.