Respondent
Respondent Re*spond"ent, n. [Cf. F. r['e]pondant.] One who responds. It corresponds in general to defendant. Specifically: (a) (Law) One who answers in certain suits or proceedings, generally those which are not according to the course of the common law, as in equity and admiralty causes, in petitions for partition, and the like; -- distinquished from appellant. (b) One who maintains a thesis in reply, and whose province it is to refute objections, or overthrow arguments; -- distinguished from opponent. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • respondent — re·spon·dent /ri spän dənt/ n: one who answers or defends in various proceedings: as a: an answering party in an equitable proceeding b: a party against whom a petition (as for a writ of habeas corpus) seeking relief is brought c: an answering… …   Law dictionary

  • respondent — re‧spon‧dent [rɪˈspɒndənt ǁ rɪˈspɑːn ] noun [countable] formal 1. someone who replies to an advertisement or set of questions: • Only 2.7% of the survey respondents said they had plans to buy a home in the next six months. 2. LAW someone …   Financial and business terms

  • respondent — respondént adj. m. invar. Trimis de siveco, 11.07.2008. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  respondént s. m., pl. respondénţi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  RESPONDÉNT, Ă, respondénţi, te, s.m. şi …   Dicționar Român

  • Respondent — Re*spond ent ( ent), a. [L. respondens, p. pr. of respondere.] Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding. [1913 Webster] Wealth respondent to payment and contributions. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • respondent — The party who responds to a claim filed in Court against him by a Plaintiff or the person who is being sued. Another term for the Respondent is the Defendant. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • respondent — 1520s, from L. respondent , prp. stem of respondere (see RESPOND (Cf. respond)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Respondent — can mean:In legal usage: * The Appellee, or the opposing party, in an Appeal * The Defendant in a proceeding commenced by a petitionIn non legal or informal usage: * One who refutes or responds to a thesis or an argument in question… …   Wikipedia

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  • respondent — ► NOUN 1) a defendant in a lawsuit, especially one in an appeal or divorce case. 2) a person who responds to a questionnaire or an advertisement …   English terms dictionary

  • respondent — [ri spän′dənt] adj. [L respondens, prp.] responding; answering n. 1. a person who responds 2. Law the party who responds to a petition, as in equity, divorce, or appellate proceedings; the defendant in such proceedings respondence n. respondency …   English World dictionary

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