open letter


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open letter

A letter addressed to a specific, prominent person and published in a newspaper. It is often done as an act of protest. If you're so unhappy with our government officials, why don't you write an open letter?
See also: letter, open

an ˌopen ˈletter

a letter containing a protest, piece of advice, etc. to a well-known person, which is published in a newspaper: In an open letter to the Prime Minister, six well-known authors attacked the government’s policy on the arts.
See also: letter, open
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