corespondent

[ koh-ri-spon-duh nt ]
/ ˌkoʊ rɪˈspɒn dənt /
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noun Law.

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

Origin of corespondent

First recorded in 1855–60; co- + respondent

Can be confused

corespondent correspondent
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British Dictionary definitions for co-respondent

co-respondent

/ (ˌkəʊrɪˈspɒndənt) /

noun

law a person cited in divorce proceedings, who is alleged to have committed adultery with the respondent

Derived Forms

co-respondency, noun
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