a letter, often of protest or criticism, addressed to a specific person, but intended to be brought to public attention.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Origin of open letter
First recorded in 1875–80
OTHER WORDS FROM open letteropen-letter, adjective
Words nearby open letter
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British Dictionary definitions for open letter
a letter, esp one of protest, addressed to a person but also made public, as through the press
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