From Latin charta, a letter it is a paper that carries a written message and that, usually, is usually introduced within a on to protect your content . The letters are sent by one individual to another with the intention of transmitting a message. For example: “My mother told me that she sent me a letter from Spain but I still received nothing”, “I'm going to send a letter to my uncle who lives in the United States to tell him the good news”, "I just read the hard letter the father sent to his son's murderer".
The person who sends the letter is known as sender or transmitter , while the one who receives it is called addressee or receiver . It is usual to include the data and the postal address of the recipient on the front of the envelope, while the sender information appears on the back. In this way, the postal service can identify and deliver the letters more easily.
There are several parts that should have any document of this type to be considered as such. Thus, for example, you have to have a header, with a series of basic data (date, place, name and address); greetings, the corresponding presentation of the subject on which the letter deals, the farewell and finally the signature of the person who writes and sends said letter.
Among the various types of existing letters (personal, formal, commercial ...) it is necessary to highlight especially one that is the one that receives the name of pastoral letter. In this case, it is characterized as the discourse or interpellation that the religious authority makes to communicate it to its faithful. This document incorporates, among other things, a series of principles and actions that the prelate considers that they must comply with.
With the development of new technologies and digital communications, the notion of a letter expanded to include the emails and to other types of communications. The essence, however, is the same: send a message to another recipient, although in this case it is possible to include multimedia content (videos, audios, etc.).
Letter is also the piece that is part of a deck . In this case, letter is synonymous with card : “To play the trick, three cards must be dealt per hand”, “I like card games”, “I won because they played the best cards”.
In the same way we cannot ignore what is known by the name of Carta Magna. This is the expression with which it comes to define the fundamental code that governs a State, that is, the Constitution that becomes the superior norm of the legal system of a nation. Thus, for example, in Spain the aforementioned Magna Carta is the Constitution that was made in 1978.
And that without forgetting the existence of what is called white letter. A term with which reference is made to the fact that an authority in question has total freedom to proceed with the operations and actions it deems appropriate.
The restaurants and bars, finally, present their list of available foods and drinks in a publication known as a letter or menu : “Can I get a letter, please? I would like to choose a dessert ”.