epistle

noun epis·tle \ i-ˈpi-səl \

Definition of epistle

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

epistler

play \i-ˈpi-sə-lər\ noun

Examples of epistle in a Sentence

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

  2. He penned lengthy epistles to her.

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Origin and Etymology 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

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EPISTLE Defined for English Language Learners

epistle

noun

Definition of epistle for English Language Learners

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



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