covering letter

noun
a letter that accompanies another letter, a package, or the like, to explain, commend, etc.
Also, cover letter.


Origin:
1885–90

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covering letter
 
n
an accompanying letter sent as an explanation, introduction, or record

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Example sentences
If transmittal by commercial express delivery service is preferred, please include your account number in the covering letter.
In the covering letter the author should point out what new material or interpretations are presented in the manuscript.
In your covering letter, please remember to give your case number and the date you mailed the letter to the non-custodial parent.
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