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Definitions of respondent

  1. One who responds. It corresponds in general to defendant. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. One who answers in certain suits or proceedings, generally those which are not according to the course of the common law, as in equity and admiralty causes, in petitions for partition, and the like; - distinquished from appellant. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who maintains a thesis in reply, and whose province it is to refute objections, or overthrow arguments; - distinguished from opponent. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One who answers or replies; one who answers to a suit at law; a defendant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One who answers, esp. in a law suit: one who refutes objections. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. One who answers. esp. in a lawsuit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. One who answers to a suit at law; in the schools, one who maintains a thesis in reply. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. One who answers, as in a suit at law; one who answers in reply. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states -- especially for divorce and other family law cases -- to identify the party who is sued and must respond to the petitioner's complaint.
  11. Giving, or given as, reply; answering. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Answering: corresponding to expectation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Answering; accordant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. That answers to demand or expectation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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