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epistle

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noun epis·tle \i-ˈpi-səl\

Simple Definition of epistle

  • Epistle in the Bible : any one of the letters to the early Christians that are part of the New Testament

Full Definition of epistle

  1. 1 capitalized a :  one of the letters adopted as books of the New Testament b :  a liturgical lection usually from one of the New Testament Epistles

  2. 2 a :  letter; especially :  a formal or elegant letter b :  a composition in the form of a letter

epis·tler play \-ˈpi-sə-lər\ noun

Examples of epistle

  1. St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans.

  2. He penned lengthy epistles to her.



Origin of epistle

Middle English, letter, Epistle, from Anglo-French, from Latin epistula, epistola letter, from Greek epistolē message, letter, from epistellein to send to, from epi- + stellein to send


First Known Use: 13th century

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