- a joint defendant, charged along with the respondent, especially a person charged with adultery in a divorce proceeding.
Origin of corespondent
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It was a divorce case, in which the co-respondent had been a footman in the plaintiff's house.South London
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The very name "co-respondent" condemned her in advance in the public mind.
Mrs. Cheever, you are the co-respondent in this case of Dyckman versus Dyckman?
- law a person cited in divorce proceedings, who is alleged to have committed adultery with the respondent
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