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English definition of “epistle”

epistle

noun [C] uk   /ɪˈpɪs.l̩/ us  
formal a letter: humorous Many thanks for your lengthy epistle which arrived in this morning's post. one of the letters written to the early Christians by the apostles (= the first men who believed in Jesus Christ)
epistolary
adjective uk   /-təl.ər.i/ us    /--təl.er.i/ formal
(Definition of epistle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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