care of

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (abbreviation) c/o
  • (abbreviation) c/-
  • (abbreviation) c/o-

Preposition[edit]

care of

  1. (mail) For distribution by (the named intermediary).
    Could you please send this package to Mr. John Smith, care of the Northwest Shelter?

Usage notes[edit]

Care of, usually abbreviated as c/o on envelopes, signifies an intermediary who is responsible for transferring a piece of mail between the postal system and the final addressee. For example, when the addressee has no standard address, is under a corporate mail system, or is being manually forwarded mail sent to a more accessible location. In Australia and New Zealand c/- is often used in place of c/o.

External links[edit]

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