counterletter

noun

Legal Definition of counterletter 

in the civil law of Louisiana : a secret agreement that expresses the true intent of the parties to a simulation especially : a writing embodying the agreement counterletter can have no effects against third persons in good faith Louisiana Civil Code

Note: An agreement stating that the conveyor of some land is still the owner, even though the other party has been given a bill of sale, is an example of a counterletter.

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