Meaning of “open letter” in the English Dictionary

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"open letter" in British English

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open letternoun [ C ]

uk /ˌəʊ.pən ˈlet.ər/ us /ˌoʊ.pən ˈlet̬.ɚ/

a letter intended to be read by a lot of people, not just the person it is written to:

An open letter to the prime minister, signed by several MPs, appeared in today's papers.

(Definition of “open letter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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