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respondent

[ ri-spon-duhnt ]
/ rɪˈspɒn dənt /
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noun
a person who responds or makes reply.
Law. a defendant, especially in appellate and divorce proceedings.
adjective
giving a response; answering; responsive.
Law. being a respondent.
Psychology. of or relating to behavior that occurs consistently in response to a particular stimulus.
Obsolete. corresponding.
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Origin of respondent

1520–30; <Latin respondent- (stem of respondēns), present participle of respondēre.See respond, -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for respondent

respondent
/ (rɪˈspɒndənt) /

noun
law a person against whom a petition, esp in a divorce suit, or appeal is brought
adjective
a less common word for responsive
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