dead letter definition

  • noun:
    • An unclaimed or undelivered letter that over time of the time is damaged or returned to the transmitter because of the postal service.
    • A law, directive, or factor however formally essentially but no more valid or enforced.
    • something of post that simply cannot be delivered to its intended person; over time it really is gone back to the transmitter, or damaged
    • A law that's not any longer implemented
    • an such like. See under Dead, Drop, etc.
    • post that may neither be delivered nor came back
    • their state of something which has outlived its relevance
  • adjective:
    • That which features lost its force or expert; as, the law is becoming a dead page.

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