Definition of co-respondent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkōrəˌspänd(ə)nt/
(also corespondent)


A person cited in a divorce case as having committed adultery with the respondent.
Example sentences
  • In 1889 Parnell was cited as co-respondent in a divorce case, and the scandal cost him the leadership of his party.
  • Parnell had been named as a co-respondent in a divorce petition lodged in 1889 by William O'Shea, the estranged husband of Parnell's long-term mistress and mother of his children.
  • He quickly appointed Hampshire to a lectureship (making up for having cited Hampshire as co-respondent in his divorce from Renee), then Richard Wollheim.

Words that rhyme with co-respondent

correspondent, despondent, fondant, respondent

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Syllabification: co-re·spond·ent

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