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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
Translations of “epistle”
in Spanish epístola…
in French épître…
in German die Epistel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 書信, 使徒書信…
in Chinese (Simplified) 书信, 使徒书信…
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