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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-ri-spon-duh nt]
    • /ˌkoʊ rɪˈspɒn dənt/
    • /ˌkəʊ.rɪˈspɒn.dənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-ri-spon-duh nt]
    • /ˌkoʊ rɪˈspɒn dənt/

Definitions of co-respondent word

  • noun co-respondent a person cited in divorce proceedings, who is alleged to have committed adultery with the respondent 3
  • noun co-respondent a joint defendant, charged along with the respondent, especially a person charged with adultery in a divorce proceeding. 1

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Origin of co-respondent

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; co- + respondent

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Parts of speech for Co-respondent


co-respondent popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for co-respondent

noun co-respondent

  • other man — a man who is romantically or sexually involved with another man's wife or lover, especially a man who is having an affair with a married woman.
  • other woman — a woman who is romantically or sexually involved with another woman's husband or lover, especially a woman who is having an affair with a married man.
  • second man — a person who assists the driver in crewing a locomotive
  • third party — any party to an incident, case, quarrel, etc., who is incidentally involved.

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