One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person cited in a divorce case as having committed adultery with the respondent.
- ‘In 1889 Parnell was cited as co-respondent in a divorce case, and the scandal cost him the leadership of his party.’
- ‘He quickly appointed Hampshire to a lectureship (making up for having cited Hampshire as co-respondent in his divorce from Renee), then Richard Wollheim.’
- ‘Let's put it this way: One could not go into divorce court and name Penthouse a co-respondent.’
- ‘They had a fling, and when she parted from Hall in 1966, Beatty was named co-respondent in the divorce case.’
- ‘Parnell's political career was destroyed by the party split that followed his citation as co-respondent in the O'Shea divorce petition of December 1889, and his failure to defend the action.’
- ‘After being divorced for adultery in 1916, Adam married the co-respondent, Violet Watson, the mother of his second son, Brian.’
- ‘Parnell had been named as a co-respondent in a divorce petition lodged in 1889 by William O'Shea, the estranged husband of Parnell's long-term mistress and mother of his children.’
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