certified mailMail for which the sender requests proof of delivery in the form of a receipt signed by the addressee.
? The receipt (a green card, which is usu. referred to as such) must be signed before the mail will be delivered.
¡ª Also termed certified mail, return receipt requested. [Cases: Postal Service 19, 22, 23. C.J.S. Postal Service and Offenses Against Postal Laws ¡ì¡ì 20, 22.]