See also:symbol expressing any one of the elementary sounds into which a spoken word may be analysed, one of the members of an
See also:alphabet . As applied to things written, the word follows mainly the meanings. of the Latin plural litterae, the most
See also:common meaning attaching to the word being that of a written communication from one
See also:person to another, an
See also:epistle (q.v.) . For the means adopted to secure the transmission of letters see
See also:POST AND POSTAL SERVICE . The word is also, particularly in the plural, applied to many legal and formal written documents, as in letters patent, letters rogatory and dismissory, &c . The Latin use of the plural is also followed in the employment of "letters" in the sense of literature (q.v.) or learning .
JEAN FRANCOIS LESUEUR (1760 or 1763–1837)
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