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dead letter

a law or ordinance that is no longer enforced but has not been formally repealed
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When such a letter arrives at the dead letter office the staff sorts it into boxes and the correspondence destined for the wall goes into boxes marked "To God".
At one stage they lived by Bromborough police station and used the address of the rape suite next door as a dead letter address, he said.
Marshall, who wrote and directed the film that has Kinnear playing a con man who ends up working in the dead letter department of the post office, notes, ``Would you believe that God - then Santa Claus and Elvis - gets the most mail in the post office?
The Charter of shifting sands, the mirage of Canadian rights and freedoms, has become the law of the land, and the Constitution has become a dead letter.
Dear God In another example of what it means to ``go postal,'' Greg Kinnear plays a Dead Letter Office worker who makes a sweet scam out of answering letters to the title deity.
Postal Service pays the overhead for more than 100 million illegibly addressed letters that wind up in dead letter files each year.
Once again, however, this declaration did not find expression in a broader application, beyond the Study Guide, to the parishes, and therefore also remained a dead letter as far as the faithful (and by now the unfaithful) at large were concerned.
For example, in a transaction-intensive environment, if a message arrives at the Dead Letter Queue, AutoOPERATOR for MQSeries immediately initiates automation routines according to the user's panel-driven definitions.
PQEdit allows application programmers and MQSeries administrators involved in testing applications and managing dead letter queues to quickly create and populate test message queues with familiar GUI commands such as CUT, COPY, PASTE, FIND, and REPLACE.
The Candle Command Center for MQSeries' new configuration management functionality, which will be generally available this summer, will address the definition and change management issues of queue managers, channels and queues (including triggers and dead letter queues).