corespondent

[koh-ri-spon-duh nt]
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noun Law.

a joint defendant, charged along with the respondent, especially a person charged with adultery in a divorce proceeding.

Nearby words

  1. coreopsis,
  2. corepraxy,
  3. corepressor,
  4. corequisite,
  5. corer,
  6. corey,
  7. corey, elias james,
  8. corf,
  9. corfam,
  10. corfu

Origin of corespondent

First recorded in 1855–60; co- + respondent

Can be confusedcorespondent correspondent

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British Dictionary definitions for co-respondent

co-respondent

noun

law a person cited in divorce proceedings, who is alleged to have committed adultery with the respondent
Derived Formsco-respondency, noun

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