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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 ?
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.
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.
"Any news?" said the respondent, taking out a strip of tobacco and a large hunting-knife from his pocket.
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.
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Based on a stipulation, the respondent was suspended from the practice of law for five months with leave to file a petition for reinstatement after two months.
'These responses suggest that given a trade-off, more of the respondents will prefer higher interest rates to higher inflation, which is suggestive of the respondent households' support for the bank's price stability objective,' the report stated.
The court directed AJK Public Service Commission to consider the petitioner's merit against the post of Lecturer in Chemistry by excluding the private respondent.
54.5% of the respondent said that they know about the State Bank of Pakistan's order to convert conventional banks into Islamic banks by 2018 44.7% of the respondents said that they do not have any knowledge about SBP's order to convert the conventional branches into the islamic banks.
The primary reason for increasing the pace of product development varied from respondent to respondent.