I. noun Etymology: Latin respondent-, respondens, present participle of respondēre Date: 1528 1. one who responds: as a. one who maintains a thesis in reply b. (1) one who answers in various legal proceedings (as in equity cases) (2) the prevailing party in the lower court c. a person who responds to a poll 2. a reflex that occurs in response to a specific external stimulus — compare operant II. adjective Date: 1726 1. making response ; responsive; especially being a respondent at law 2. relating to or being behavior or responses to a stimulus that are followed by a reward <
respondent conditioning
— compare operant 3

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  • 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

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  • 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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