Mail Box Rule Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Mail Box Rule, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Mail Box Rule?

(n) Mail Box Rule is the provision which acknowledges the delivery of a document as done with in the specified date if it is sent in the mail with postage within that date, unless the contrary is specifically required in that particular case. By Mail Box Rule, a document will be treated as promptly served, if it posted in the mail box within the time limit.