complimentary-close

complimentary close

[klohz]
noun
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:
1915–20

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