Definition of Epistolary

1. Adjective. Written in the form of or carried on by letters or correspondence. "The epistolatory novel"

Exact synonyms: Epistolatory
Similar to: Informal
Derivative terms: Epistle



Definition of Epistolary

1. a. Pertaining to epistles or letters; suitable to letters and correspondence; as, an epistolary style.

Definition of Epistolary

1. Adjective. of or relating to letters, or the writing of letters ¹

2. Adjective. carried on by written correspondence ¹

3. Adjective. in the manner of written correspondence ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epistolary

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epistolary

episternum
episternums
epistilbite
epistle
epistle lesson
epistle lessons
epistled
epistler
epistlers
epistles
epistling
epistolar
epistolarian
epistolarians
epistolaries
epistolary (current term)
epistolatory
epistolean
epistoleans
epistoler
epistolers
epistolet
epistolets
epistolic
epistolical
epistolite
epistolize
epistolized
epistolizer
epistolizers

Literary usage of Epistolary

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1. Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"The epistolary mode being therefore a mode of extraction not to be dispensed with; remains the problem, how to apply it to the best advantage. ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"In this use these tenses are called the epistolary Perfect, Imperfect, and Pluperfect. The epistolary tenses are not employed with any uniformity, ..."

3. The Study of a Novel by Selden Lincoln Whitcomb (1905)
"epistolary Form. — The significant origin of the " novel of letters " is ... and considerable critical discussion of the epistolary form followed his novels ..."

4. An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetorick by Hugh Blair, John Lauris Blake (1822)
"epistolary WRITING. IN epistolary writing we expect' ease and familiarity ; and much of its charm depends oo •.ts introducing us into some acquaintance with ..."

5. A Treatise on Judicial Evidence by Jeremy Bentham, Etienne Dumont (1825)
"In regard to the permanence of the testimony; oral testimony, with the assistance of stenography, is not inferior to the epistolary mode. 3. ..."

6. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges, Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"epistolary TENSES 479. In Letters, the Perfect Historical or the ... In this use these tenses are called the epistolary Perfect, Imperfect, and Pluperfect. ..."

7. An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetoric by Hugh Blair (1823)
"epistolary WRITING. IN epistolary writing we expect ease and familiarity; and much of its charm depends on its introducing us into some acquaintance with ..."

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