corespondent

noun
co·​re·​spon·​dent | \ ˌkō-ri-ˈspän-dənt How to pronounce corespondent (audio) \

Definition of corespondent

: a person named as guilty of adultery with the defendant in a divorce suit

First Known Use of corespondent

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Corespondent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corespondent. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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corespondent

noun
co·​re·​spon·​dent | \ ˌkō-ri-ˈspän-dənt How to pronounce corespondent (audio) \

Legal Definition of corespondent

1 : a joint respondent
2 : a person named as guilty of adultery with the defendant in a divorce suit

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