corespondent

noun

co·​re·​spon·​dent ˌkō-ri-ˈspän-dənt How to pronounce corespondent (audio)
: a person named as guilty of adultery with the defendant in a divorce suit

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corespondent was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Corespondent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corespondent. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

corespondent

noun
co·​re·​spon·​dent ˌkō-ri-ˈspän-dənt How to pronounce corespondent (audio)
1
: a joint respondent
2
: a person named as guilty of adultery with the defendant in a divorce suit
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