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a person charged with committing adultery with the defendant in a divorce suit
Not to be confused with:
correspondent – one who communicates through letters; one employed by a news agency to supply news or articles from a remote location
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n. Law
A person charged with having committed adultery with the defendant in a divorce suit.

co′re·spon′den·cy n.
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(ˌkoʊ rɪˈspɒn dənt)

a joint defendant, esp. a person charged with adultery in a divorce proceeding.
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Noun1.corespondent - the codefendant charged with adultery with the estranged spouse in a divorce proceeding
codefendant, co-defendant - a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
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