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correspondence

(Communication by letters), noun communication, dispatches, epistulae, exchange of letters, letter writing, letters, litterae, mail, missives, writings

correspondence

(Similarity), noun accord, analogy, comparability, conformity, congruence, congruentia, congruity, correlation, equivalence, harmony, likeness, parity, resemblance, sameness, semblance, symmetry, uniformity
See also: agreement, analogy, balance, coherence, communication, concordance, conformity, connection, consensus, consortium, corollary, discourse, dispatch, message, mutuality, parity, propinquity, propriety, reciprocity, relation, relevance, resemblance

CORRESPONDENCE. The letters written by one to another, and the answers thereto, make what is called the correspondence of the parties.
     2. In general, the correspondence of the parties contains the best evidence of the facts to which it relates. See Letter, contracts; Proposal.
     3. When an offer to contract is made by letter, it must be accepted unconditionally for if the precise terms are changed, even in the slightest degree, there is no contract. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 904. See, as to the power of revoking an offer made by letter, 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 933.

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But," he added with a smile of good- humoured pleasantry, "if admitted to such a distinction, I should not feel myself competent to the task of commenting on so much innocence and purity, as I know I should find in your correspondence.
Impossible, monsieur, for that correspondence is kept from the council; monsieur le cardinal himself carried it on.
Heseltine thinks there's something behind this correspondence," the Prime Minister said slowly.
Now there suddenly comes a request from you to have the censor pass you copies of all his Dutch correspondence.
All this is quite true, my dear Cornelius, but still more certain it is, that if at this moment our correspondence with the Marquis de Louvois were discovered, skilful pilot as I am, I should not be able to save the frail barque which is to carry the brothers De Witt and their fortunes out of Holland.
In the meantime, Emily, left by herself, had her own correspondence to occupy her attention.
Judged by these specimens of his correspondence, Mr.
Macallan had recovered from the effects of his accident--I found that she was carrying on a clandestine correspondence with him by means of her maid.
His commentary on the correspondence, so far, was simple enough.
Roseberry, contained a correspondence between the husband and wife at a time when the Colonel's military duties had obliged him to be absent from home.
I shall have the pleasure of acknowledging the great assistance which I have received from several other naturalists, in the course of this and my other works; but I must be here allowed to return my most sincere thanks to the Reverend Professor Henslow, who, when I was an undergraduate at Cambridge, was one chief means of giving me a taste for Natural History, -- who, during my absence, took charge of the collections I sent home, and by his correspondence directed my endeavours, -- and who, since my return, has constantly rendered me every assistance which the kindest friend could offer.
This was owing either to his religion, as is most probable, or to the purity of his passion, which was fixed on those things which matrimony only, and not criminal correspondence, could put him in possession of, or could give him any title to.

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