[ koh-ri-spon-duhnt ]
/ ˌkoʊ rɪˈspɒn dənt /
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a joint defendant, charged along with the respondent, especially a person charged with adultery in a divorce proceeding.
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Origin of corespondent
First recorded in 1855–60; co- + respondent
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH corespondentcorespondent , correspondent
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How to use corespondent in a sentence
It really raises the question whether a man who has wrongly been named as co-respondent is in honour bound to marry the defendant.When Winter Comes to Main Street|Grant Martin Overton
And she saw there as co-respondent her son, older, changed in face, but more altered in expression.A Book of Ghosts|Sabine Baring-Gould
Also he could name Dyckman as co-respondent in a divorce suit—or threaten to—and collect heavily that way.
Sarah Tishler had a right, being named as co-respondent, to enter the case and defend her name, but she waived the privilege.
The party with whom a husband alleges his wife has committed adultery is called the co-respondent.Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World|Hyacinthe Ringrose
British Dictionary definitions for corespondent
/ (ˌkəʊrɪˈspɒndənt) /
law a person cited in divorce proceedings, who is alleged to have committed adultery with the respondent
Derived forms of co-respondentco-respondency, noun
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