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What is the meaning of "Encl A/a" "Encl:" in a Letter? Full Form

Many a times, you must have noticed the abbreviation "Encl: A/a" mentioned at the very bottom part of a letter.

What does it mean?

"Encl: A/a" is the short form for "Enclosure As Above" or "Enclosed As Above".

Why is it mentioned?

It is generally mentioned to indicate that there are certain documents or things enclosed/attached along with the letter as mentioned in the body/description part of the letter.

It serves a good purpose as a reminder and helps in not-missing-out on important enclosures.





Encl:

Some people instead of writing "Encl: A/a" prefer to write just "Encl:" and list out the details of the documents attached in short.

Example

Suppose, in a letter, you have mentioned that - "I am enclosing herewith the duly filled in application form along with a copy of my passport self attested by me."

So, at the end of the letter, after the signature part:—

Either you can just mention "Encl: A/a".

Or else, you can write it as under -

Encl:
1) Application form
2) Passport copy



Comments

  1. Sreeramya Dwaram05 August, 2018

    Oh so that's what it means huh. I was always wondering about its meaning whenever I came across this being mentioned at the bottom of a letter. Thanks for explaining!

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    1. "Encl: A/a" is the short for "Enclosure As Above". It is generally mentioned to indicate that there are documents or things enclosed or attached along with the letter. It serves a good purpose in not-missing-out on important enclosures.

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