alternative addressing format

alternative addressing format - One of several formats authorized by the USPS as an alternative to the standard delivery address format. These include simplified address, occupant address, exceptional address, and congressional franked mail. (Compare with delivery address format)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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