Definition of epistle :
1. A writing directed or sent to a person or persons; a written communication; a letter; - applied usually to formal, didactic, or elegant letters.
2. One of the letters in the New Testament which were addressed to their Christian brethren by Apostles.
3. To write; to communicate in a letter or by writing.
enclosure, the Old Testament, Holy Writ, words, the Good Book, circular, memo, biblical, cover letter, memorandum, gospel, billet-doux, dead letter, air letter, the Bible, the Holy Bible, the New Testament, chain letter, OT, missive, Dear John letter
correspondence (part of speech: noun)
news (part of speech: noun)
- Then we shall see and believe from the Epistle what effect the knowledge of it ought to have upon our own souls, and hearts, and daily conduct. - "Sermons on National Subjects", Charles Kingsley.
- He was waving the epistle on high. - "The Sherrods", George Barr McCutcheon.
- She was, therefore, surprised when a second epistle was put into her hands, dated the day succeeding that on which she supposed Mr. Graham's party to have left the country. - "The Lamplighter", Maria S. Cummins.