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epistle

e·pis·tle

epistle

pronunciation:
ih pI sl
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a letter, esp. one having a formal subject or tone.
The principal read the parents' lengthy epistle and considered what could be done about their son.
definition 2: (cap.) one of the letters from apostles to early Christians, included as a book in the New Testament.
I'm reading Paul's epistles to the Corinthians.
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