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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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