open letter

a letter, often of protest or criticism, addressed to a specific person, but intended to be brought to public attention.


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open letter
a letter, esp one of protest, addressed to a person but also made public, as through the press

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Example sentences
And he has put his specific commitments in writing in an open letter.
He had joined seven others in signing an open letter to residents of the disaster area.
It is to me more correctly seen as an open letter, officially directed at one party but actually intended for others.
Publish an open letter in a newspaper or journal denouncing or extolling the cause of your choice.
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