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

Examples of corespondent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a world where CBS News and CNN share corespondents and news resources, having two streaming news services may not make sense. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corespondent was in 1857

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“Corespondent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corespondent. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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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