The letter is placed in front of a dictionary page, which is a nice extra touch.—Taylor Gumm, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 The public letter is very clear that the time to act is now.—Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The book does refer to letters between Meghan and Charles, then the Prince of Wales, in which the two discussed the issue, and which Mr. Scobie said resulted in the couple not raising it again.—Mark Landler, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 The students behind the letter denied supporting Hamas and say the backlash has led to a doxxing campaign against students believed to be connected to the letter.—Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2023 The new proposal would use the same grading plans for the building pad, states a letter from Alliance to the city.—Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Nov. 2023 The balloon letters are floating in and out of view behind the background screen outside.—Mia Sato, The Verge, 30 Nov. 2023 The congressman, a Republican, will send staff members to the Dec. 6 meeting, the letter says.—Doug Thompson, arkansasonline.com, 29 Nov. 2023 On Tuesday afternoon, the delegation went to the White House and delivered a letter for President Biden signed by the leaders of the Christian community in Bethlehem, including Isaac’s Protestant denomination and his Orthodox, Armenian and Catholic counterparts.—Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023
At Food Spot, they’re displayed in that style, but with the description lettered above in white, on a blue background.—Lucas Kwan Peterson, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2023 Growing up in Gladewater, Tex., Mr. Hamilton lettered in basketball and golf in high school.—Phil Davison, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2023 Brown lettered in three other sports at Syracuse: lacrosse, basketball and track, and was the university’s athlete of the year in 1956-57.—Scott Patsko, cleveland, 19 May 2023 Robinson lettered in four sports at UCLA before breaking baseball’s color barrier.—John Marshall, Chicago Tribune, 7 Aug. 2023 Lujack, who hailed from Connellsville, Pennsylvania, was only the third player in Notre Dame history to letter in four sports.—Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 25 July 2023 Phil Bucklew Bucklew lettered three years on the football team and two years on the basketball team at Xavier in the 1930s.—Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 19 July 2023 Taylor lettered all four years at Copper Hills and put up a career .461 batting average.—Aaron Falk, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 July 2023 On the backside is lettered S.S. LUVVY, presumably in honor of Mrs. Thurston Howell.—Tommy Cummings, Dallas News, 2 June 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French lettre, from Latin littera letter of the alphabet, litterae, plural, epistle, literature
: a letter from the trustee of a Crummey trust notifying the beneficiary of his or her right to withdraw funds for a given time
: a letter from an administrative agency (as the Internal Revenue Service) usually in response to a request in which a determination, decision, or ruling is made
: a letter from an administrative agency usually in response to a request that provides information and especially that simply calls attention to an interpretation or principle of law
—letter of intent
: a letter in which the intention to enter into a formal agreement (as a contract) or to take some specified action is stated
—letter rogatory\-ˈrō-gə-ˌtȯr-ē \
probably partial translation of Medieval Latin littera rogatoria letter of request
: a formal written request by a court to a court in a foreign jurisdiction to summon and examine a witness in accordance with that jurisdiction's procedures (as oral interrogatories)—usually used in pl.
: a letter from the Internal Revenue Service notifying a taxpayer of a determination of a deficiency
A taxpayer has 90 days from the date of the mailing of the 90-day letter to petition for a redetermination of the deficiency in the U.S. Tax Court.
: a letter from an attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission recommending that the Commission take no prosecutorial action with regard to a suspected and investigated violation of SEC rules or regulations
: a letter in which an opinion (as of a court or attorney) is given
: determination letter in this entry
: a letter from the Internal Revenue Service to a taxpayer who has been audited and disputes the auditor's determination that sets out the taxpayer's right to appeal
A taxpayer has 30 days from the time of the mailing of the 30-day letter to respond.
: a written communication usually from a court containing a grant (as of a right) or an appointment—usually used in pl.