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corespondent

[koh-ri-spon-duh nt] /ˌkoʊ rɪˈspɒn dənt/
noun, Law.
1.
a joint defendant, charged along with the respondent, especially a person charged with adultery in a divorce proceeding.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; co- + respondent
Can be confused
corespondent, correspondent.
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British Dictionary definitions for co-respondent

co-respondent

/ˌkəʊrɪˈspɒndənt/
noun
1.
(law) a person cited in divorce proceedings, who is alleged to have committed adultery with the respondent
Derived Forms
co-respondency, noun
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