Definition of to whom it may concern in US English:

to whom it may concern


  • A formula placed at the beginning of a letter or document when the identity of the reader or readers is unknown.

    • ‘Placed under house arrest in Salé, he regained his freedom only in May 2000 by order of Mohammed VI and immediately made public his second address: ‘Memorandum to whom it may concern.’’
    • ‘Dear to whom it may concern, I'm an American who just read your article on your website via, An Ameican website.’
    • ‘To whom it may concern - I am feeling a bit alienated right now; I know who I am, but others do not listen.’