1. contained in or carried on by letters
2. of, relating to, or consisting of letters
"This epistolary novel focuses on the unrequited love between a man and his television."
"Their epistolary relationship was abruptly ended at the start of the great pencil shortage."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)"1650s, from French épistolaire, from Late Latin epistolarius 'of or belonging to letters,' from Latin epistola 'a letter, a message' (see epistle). In Middle English as a noun (early 15c.), 'book containing epistles read in the Mass,' from Medieval Latinepistolarium."
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