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complimentary close

noun

Simple Definition of complimentary close

  • : the words (such as sincerely yours ) that come before the signature of a letter

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of complimentary close

  1. :  the words (as sincerely yours) that conventionally come immediately before the signature of a letter and express the sender's regard for the receiver —called also complimentary closing

1919

First Known Use of complimentary close

1919


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