to the letter

Definition of to the letter

  1. :  exactly or precisely obey the law to the letter

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  to set down in letters :  print

    :  to mark with letters

    :  to win an athletic letter

  1. :  one that rents or leases

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