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[pohst re-stahnt or, esp. British, res-tahnt; French pawst res-tahnt] /ˌpoʊst rɛˈstɑnt or, esp. British, ˈrɛs tɑnt; French pɔst rɛsˈtɑ̃t/

a direction written on mail to indicate that it should be held at the post office until called for by the addressee.
Chiefly British. a department in charge of such mail.
/ˈpəʊst rɪˈstænt; French pɔst rɛstɑ̃t/
(not in the US and Canada) an address on mail indicating that it should be kept at a specified post office until collected by the addressee
the mail-delivery service or post-office department that handles mail having this address


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