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corespondent

[ koh-ri-spon-duhnt ]
/ 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.

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Origin of corespondent

First recorded in 1855–60; co- + respondent
corespondent , correspondent
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British Dictionary definitions for corespondent

co-respondent
/ (ˌkəʊrɪˈspɒndənt) /

noun

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