target letter

noun

US law
: a letter from a U.S. attorney stating that the person to whom the letter is sent is a target (see target entry 1 sense 2c) in a federal grand jury investigation
The indictments issued Friday were sealed, and Manafort's attorneys did not receive a target letter. …Natasha Bertrand

Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of target letter was in 1975

Dictionary Entries Near target letter

Cite this Entry

“Target letter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/target%20letter. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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