counterletter n in the civil law of Louisiana: a secret agreement that expresses the true intent of the parties to a simulation; esp: a writing embodying the agreement
counterletter can have no effects against third persons in good faithLouisiana Civil Code
◇ An agreement stating that the conveyor of some land is still the owner, even though the other party has been given a bill of sale, is an example of a counterletter.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • letter — let·ter n 1: a direct written statement addressed to an individual or organization; broadly: an official communication see also counterletter determination letter: a letter from an administrative agency (as the Internal Revenue Service) usu. in… …   Law dictionary

  • simulation — sim·u·la·tion /ˌsim yə lā shən/ n in the civil law of Louisiana 1: the act of simulating 2: a contract that by mutual agreement does not express the true intent of the parties see also counterletter compare disguised donation …   Law dictionary

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