open letter


open letter


: a letter that is published in a newspaper but that is addressed to a well-known person or to an organization

Full Definition of OPEN LETTER

:  a published letter of protest or appeal usually addressed to an individual but intended for the general public

Examples of OPEN LETTER

  1. In an open letter to the company, a citizens' group implored company executives to reconsider their decision to close the factory.

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