the letter of the law
Definition of the letter of the law
: exactly what the law says They seem to be more concerned with obeying the letter of the law than with understanding the spirit of the law.
Word by Word Definitions
: a symbol usually written or printed representing a speech sound and constituting a unit of an alphabet
: a direct or personal written or printed message addressed to a person or organization
: literature, belles lettres
: to set down in letters : print
: to mark with letters
: to win an athletic letter
: one that rents or leases
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