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  1. A letter, or a literary composition in the form of a letter.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. Section 3. § 5.
    • : he may be hurried from this plan by the vehemence of thought, as in an ode, or drop it carlessly, as in an or essay
      1. (Christianity) One of the letters included as a book of the New Testament.
    Etymology: (term, sc=Grek, , tr=epistolé)

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