queen for a day letter

noun

variants or queen for a day agreement
US law
: a letter setting forth the terms under which an informant will provide information to a federal prosecutor in exchange for limited immunity : proffer letter
In the book, Jones admits federal prosecutors offered her a "queen for a day" letter—a written agreement that would have allowed federal agents to question Jones without the risk of being prosecuted.Lynn Jacobsen

Word History

First Known Use

1998, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of queen for a day letter was in 1998

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“Queen for a day letter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queen%20for%20a%20day%20letter. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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