Co-respondent
Co-respondent Co`-re*spond"ent (k?`rr?-sp?nd"ent), n. (Law) One who is called upon to answer a summons or other proceeding jointly with another. [1913 Webster]

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  • co-respondent — index respondent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 co respondent …   Law dictionary

  • co-respondent — (also corespondent) ► NOUN ▪ a person cited in a divorce case as having committed adultery with the respondent …   English terms dictionary

  • co-respondent — meaning ‘a person named in a divorce case’, should be distinguished from correspondent. See co …   Modern English usage

  • Co-respondent — Distinguish from correspondent. In English law, a co respondent is, in general, a respondent to a petition, or other legal proceeding, along with another or others, or a person called upon to answer in some other way.[1] Divorce More particularly …   Wikipedia

  • co-respondent — A co defendant. A person summoned to answer a bill, petition, or libel, together with another respondent. Used for example to designate the person charged with adultery with the respondent in a suit for divorce for that cause, and joined as a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • co-respondent — A co defendant. A person summoned to answer a bill, petition, or libel, together with another respondent. Used for example to designate the person charged with adultery with the respondent in a suit for divorce for that cause, and joined as a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • co-respondent — UK [ˌkəʊ rɪˈspɒndənt] / US [ˌkoʊrɪˈspɑndənt] noun [countable] Word forms co respondent : singular co respondent plural co respondents legal in a divorce case, someone accused of having sex with the husband or wife of the person who wants to get… …   English dictionary

  • co-respondent —    a male accused at law of having cuckolded another    Legal jargon for the man who has to respond jointly with the wife to a husband s petition on the grounds of adultery:     Merrick was, in his romantic way, a sort of professional co… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • co-respondent — co res|pon|dent [ˌkəurıˈspɔndənt US ˌkourıˈspa:n ] n someone whose name is given in a ↑divorce because they have had sex with the wife or husband of the person who wants the divorce →↑respondent …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • co-respondent — co re|spon|dent [ ,kourı spandənt ] noun count LEGAL in a DIVORCE case, someone accused of having sex with the husband or wife of the person who wants to get divorced …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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