correspondent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin, via Middle French or directly, from Medieval Latin correspondēns, present participle of correspondeō.

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correspondent (comparative more correspondent, superlative most correspondent)

  1. Corresponding; suitable; adapted; congruous.
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
      Action correspondent or repugnant unto the law.
    • 1577, “Constantinus the Emperour Summoneth the Nicene Councell”, in Meredith Hanmer, transl., The Avncient Ecclesiasticall Histories of the First Six Hundred Yeares after Christ, translation of original by Eusebius Pamphilus, page 225:
      [VV]e are able with playne demonſtration to proue, and vvith reaſon to perſvvade that in tymes paſt our fayth vvas alike, that then vve preached thinges correſpondent vnto the forme of faith already published of vs, ſo that none in this behalfe can repyne or gaynesay vs.
  2. (with to or with) Conforming; obedient.

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NounEdit

correspondent (plural correspondents)

  1. Someone who or something which corresponds.
  2. Someone who communicates with another person, or a publication, by writing.
  3. A journalist who sends reports back to a newspaper or radio or television station from a distant or overseas location.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French correspondant, correspondent, from Latin correspondens.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔ.rɛs.pɔnˈdɛnt/, /ˌkɔ.rə.spɔnˈdɛnt/
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  • Hyphenation: cor‧res‧pon‧dent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

NounEdit

correspondent m (plural correspondenten, diminutive correspondentje n, feminine correspondente)

  1. A correspondent, in particular a reporter.

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correspondent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of correspondre
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of correspondre

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

correspondent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of correspondeō

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NounEdit

correspondent m (plural correspondents, feminine correspondente)

  1. (Jersey) correspondent