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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
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