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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
said the respondent, taking out a strip of tobacco and a large hunting-knife from his pocket.
Yet if a Respondent spouse wishes to defend his or her marriage vows against the allegations in the Petition, they are called "contentious Respondents.
Survey respondents district wide (not including the Literacy Committee) perceive school district decision making as more hierarchical than collaborative.
Yet, 37 (47%) of 79 respondents have reported no cases and 32 (41%) of 79 have reported 1 to 5 cases annually.
Most respondents mentioned long-standing limitations of traditional toxicologic testing, specifically the difficulties associated with using high doses in animals to study low-dose effects in humans.
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 Respondent Carl Thomas from further participation in the affairs of any financial institution, and to issue civil monetary penalties as well as cease-and-desist orders against all Respondents based on their conduct as institution affiliated parties of First Western Bank, Cooper City, Florida (the "Bank").
Respondents were asked about their demographic characteristics, sexual experience, contraceptive use and parents' knowledge of their clinic visit, and about what they would do if clinics were legally required to notify parents when teenagers got prescription birth control.
Respondents in the corrugated sector reported the highest median income for 2002--$115,000, which is $9250 over the overall median income shown in Fig.