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Definition of "black-letter" [black•-let•ter]

  • Attributive form of black letter (noun)
  • Written or printed in black letter. (noun)
  • Given to the study of books in black letter; old-fashioned. (noun)
  • Of or relating to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days; unlucky; inauspicious. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "black-letter" in a sentence
  • "But if he's aquitted, he CAN'T be held by your black-letter - so what happens?"
  • "These are serious questions, which you surprisingly think can just be dismissed by a sentence of black-letter on how it works."
  • "You can just ignore the problems and keep citing useless black-letter, while blaming Bush for everything, if that works for you, but real criminal lawyers will have to deal these problems."