to the letter

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: exactly or precisely obey the law to the letter

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“To the letter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20the%20letter. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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