corespondent

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

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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