letters close

plural noun
\ -ˈklōs How to pronounce letters close (audio) \

Definition of letters close

: letters issued by a government or sovereign to a private person in a private matter

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The Tony puts Springsteen, who's also writer and director of his show, one letter closer to achieving EGOT status -- missing only an Emmy. Author: Deborah Vankin, Anchorage Daily News, "Bruce Springsteen gets his Tony Award: 'One of the most exciting things I've ever experienced'," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of letters close

1891, in the meaning defined above

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