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So in a typical letter document that may span multiple pages

At the end of the content, there is paragraph for "thank you" or "signing off"

This paragraph/section only appear once, at the end of the content

however it is NOT a "footer" that appears on every page (as in MS Word treats footer to appear on every page)

i have been resorting to calling it "pre-footer" but wonder if there is a proper term for it

i am just trying to create a letter template, and there is a section for signing-off/thank you which i am trying to appropriately name the section

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I don't know how common it is, but (at least) according to the balance careers, the word you're looking for is closing:

Their Sample Letter Format consists of these sections:

  • Contact Information (Sender)
  • Date
  • Contact Information (Recipient)
  • Greeting
  • Body of Letter
  • Closing
  • Signature

The article Formal Letter Closing Examples also uses the term Complimentary Close.

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I think from the question you may mean the sign off... Yours sincerely etc...

In which case, most would just say the sign off or the end but I think its technically the valediction

Wikipedia

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In any book it is called ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.

According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acknowledgment/:

acknowledgment

: recognition or favorable notice of an act or achievement

// received  acknowledgment for his charitable works

: a thing done or given in recognition of something received

// an author's acknowledgments of assistance

Here's an example from Reverso.context.net:

''This part of the profile includes a foreword by the ECE Executive Secretary, a preface, acknowledgements, and an executive summary.''

  • I don't think "acknowledgments" is suitable, according to the OP's request: “i am just trying to create a letter template, and there is a section for signing-off/thank you which i am trying to appropriately name the section! – Mari-Lou A Jan 27 at 9:28

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