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DEAD LETTERS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Betters which the postal department has not been able to deliver to
the persons for whom they were intended. They are sent to the “dead-letter office,”
where they are opened, and returned to the writer if his address can be ascertained.


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