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complimentary close

[klohz] /kloʊz/
noun
1.
the part of a letter that by convention immediately precedes the signature, as “Very truly yours,” “Cordially,” or “Sincerely yours.”.
Also, complimentary closing.
Also called closing, close.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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