epistolary


1epis·to·lary

adjective \i-ˈpis-tə-ˌler-ē, ˌe-pi-ˈst-lə-rē\

: of or relating to a letter : suitable to a letter

: written in the form of a series of letters

Full Definition of EPISTOLARY

1
:  of, relating to, or suitable to a letter
2
:  contained in or carried on by letters <an endless sequence of…epistolary love affairs — Times Literary Supplement>
3
:  written in the form of a series of letters <an epistolary novel>

First Known Use of EPISTOLARY

circa 1656

2epistolary

noun
plural epistolar·ies

Definition of EPISTOLARY

:  a lectionary containing a body of liturgical epistles

First Known Use of EPISTOLARY

circa 1900

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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