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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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respondent

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

respondent

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

[rɪˈspɒndənt] ndéfendeur/deresse m/f
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respondent

n (Jur) → Scheidungsbeklagte(r) mf
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respondent

[rɪˈspɒndənt] n (Law) → convenuto/a
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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.
In the discussion about religion and mythology, Adeimantus is the respondent, but Glaucon breaks in with a slight jest, and carries on the conversation in a lighter tone about music and gymnastic to the end of the book.
2, 51 foll.) 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.' Sometimes interpreters were called in; whom Mr Meagles addressed in such idiomatic terms of speech, as instantly to extinguish and shut up--which made the matter worse.
She was a member of the Reverend Frank's congregation, and made a point of distinguishing herself in that body, by conspicuously weeping at everything, however cheering, said by the Reverend Frank in his public ministration; also by applying to herself the various lamentations of David, and complaining in a personally injured manner (much in arrear of the clerk and the rest of the respondents) that her enemies were digging pit-falls about her, and breaking her with rods of iron.
"Any news?" said the respondent, taking out a strip of tobacco and a large hunting-knife from his pocket.
* 34.4% of respondents said that the current political, security and economic circumstances compel them to desire emigrating.
Majority (44 per cent) of respondents in the survey carried out by the Central Bank of Nigeria's Statistics Department between November 24 - December 7, 2018 expressed fears about a weak economy arising from higher inflation.
The major finding of his study explored that the respondents are more attracted towards e-journals as compare to print journals.
degree college Samahni, District Bhimber, M Qasim of Gulberg Colony Kasur Pakistan and Deputy Commissioner Bhimber as respondents. The learned court, while hearing the case, ordered that in the light of the submissions, the writ petition is accepted concluding that the PSC shall consider the petitioner's merit against the post by excluding the private respondent.
Breaking down the demographics of the respondents, 53 percent were female and 47 percent were male.
The survey, conducted in February and March this year, showed 37 per cent of the respondents believed BN would win, Pakatan Harapan (32 per cent) and the remaining 31 per cent were uncertain.