Sherman has always acknowledged the contact, so maybe the whole issue of precedence is a dead letter.
This repressive crime thereafter became a dead letter and has now been abolished.
As in the Balkans 20 years ago, the effort to preserve “recognized international borders” is already a dead letter.
Senate liberals are rallying around the dead letter of the health-care reform bill.
A generation after the hametz law was legislated as a dead letter it was resurrected in 2007.
Why, if they didn't accept it, it wouldn't be an election, it would be a dead letter and have no force at all.
That's your letter back to you through the dead letter office, isn't it?
Yet in not a few districts the law is a dead letter or the money grudgingly spent!
They remained as dead letter, and will, I think, so remain perpetually.
This law could not be carried out for the time being, but remained in existence as a dead letter, until later days.
A matter no longer of concern or currency; a bygone issue (1663+)