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Definition of epistle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    epistle

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    NAmE//ɪˈpɪsl//
     
     
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  1. 1Epistle any of the letters in the New Testament of the Bible, written by the first people who followed Christ the Epistles of St. Paul
  2. 2(formal or humorous) a long, serious letter on an important subject
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