Last modified on 6 June 2014, at 06:12

care of


Alternative formsEdit

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


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 notesEdit

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 .

External linksEdit

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