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

Examples of letters close in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fans were hoping that this year's awards circuit could bring Beyoncé one letter closer to EGOT status (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony wins). Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Lost an Emmy to James Corden, and Twitter Is Fuming," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of letters close

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Letters close.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letters%20close. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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