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re·spon·dent

 (rĭ-spŏn′dənt)
n.
1. One who responds.
2. Law The defending party in certain legal proceedings, as in a case brought by petition.
adj.
1. Giving or given as an answer; responsive.
2. Law Of or being a respondent in a proceeding.

re·spon′dence, re·spon′den·cy n.

respondent

(rɪˈspɒndənt)
n
(Law) law a person against whom a petition, esp in a divorce suit, or appeal is brought
adj
a less common word for responsive

re•spond•ent

(rɪˈspɒn dənt)

n.
1. a person who responds or makes reply.
2. a defendant, esp. in appellate and divorce proceedings.
adj.
3. giving a response.
4. being a respondent.
[1520–30; < Latin respondent-, s. of respondēns, present participle of respondēre. See respond, -ent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.respondent - the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
codefendant, co-defendant - a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
2.respondent - someone who respondsrespondent - someone who responds      
communicator - a person who communicates with others
assenter - a person who assents
equivocator, hedger, tergiversator - a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
interviewee - a person who is interviewed
examinee, testee - someone who is tested (as by an intelligence test or an academic examination)
Adj.1.respondent - replyingrespondent - replying; "an answering glance"; "an answering smile"
responsive - readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion; "children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience"

respondent

noun
Law. A person against whom an action is brought:
Translations

respondent

[rɪsˈpɒndənt] N (Jur) → demandado/a m/f; (to questionnaire) → persona f que responde al cuestionario or que rellena el cuestionario

respondent

[rɪˈspɒndənt] ndéfendeur/deresse m/f

respondent

n (Jur) → Scheidungsbeklagte(r) mf

respondent

[rɪˈspɒndənt] n (Law) → convenuto/a
References in classic literature ?
said the respondent, taking out a strip of tobacco and a large hunting-knife from his pocket.
It is Adeimantus who is the respondent in the more argumentative, as Glaucon in the lighter and more imaginative portions of the Dialogue.
The Socratic method is nominally retained; and every inference is either put into the mouth of the respondent or represented as the common discovery of him and Socrates.
When Thrasymachus has been silenced, the two principal respondents, Glaucon and Adeimantus, appear on the scene: here, as in Greek tragedy, three actors are introduced.
Still, with an unshaken confidence that the English tongue was somehow the mother tongue of the whole world, only the people were too stupid to know it, Mr Meagles harangued innkeepers in the most voluble manner, entered into loud explanations of the most complicated sort, and utterly renounced replies in the native language of the respondents, on the ground that they were 'all bosh.
Yet if a Respondent spouse wishes to defend his or her marriage vows against the allegations in the Petition, they are called "contentious Respondents.
This is an administrative proceeding pursuant to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act ("the FDI Act") in which the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency of the United States of America ("OCC") seeks to prohibit the Respondent, Brian Bonetti ("Respondent"), from further participation in the affairs of any financial institution based on actions he took while employed at National City Bank, Cleveland, Ohio (the "Bank").
One respondent described the greatest challenge as persuading public-health professionals to recognize (at least in that person's opinion) that the toxicity of common pharmaceuticals greatly exceeded the toxicity of environmental chemicals and that more efforts should be made to reduce the public-health burden of adverse drug reactions.
Another common reason is that the respondent simply doesn't know the answer.
However, no respondent in the sample was able to identify either Indonesia or Bangladesh as two of the three most populous Muslim countries along with Pakistan The majority of those answering this question instead wrote either Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, or Saudi Arabia.
Boyle has stated, based on then current -- and ongoing -- devastating situation for Iraq's children, "Likeunto a pirate, the Respondent George Bush is hostis humani generis -- the enemy of all humankind.
The use of the top four management tools -- written financial/ cash flow plans, attending management seminars, attending technical seminars and using an active risk management plan -- increased in almost every instance with the level of education completed by the respondent.