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Meaning of RESPONDENT

Pronunciation:  ri'spândunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who responds
  2. [n]  the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
  3. [adj]  replying; "an answering glance"; "an answering smile"
 

RESPONDENT is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: answerer, answering, responder, responsive
 
 See Also: codefendant, co-defendant, communicator, equivocator, examinee, hedger, interviewee, testee

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*spond"ent\ (-ent), a. [L. respondens, p. pr. of
    respondere.]
    Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according;
    corresponding.
    
          Wealth respondent to payment and contributions.
                                                   --Bacon.
    
    
  2. \Re*spond"ent\, n. [Cf. F. r['e]pondant.]
    One who responds. It corresponds in general to defendant.
    Specifically:
    (a) (Law) 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.
    (b) One who maintains a thesis in reply, and whose province
        it is to refute objections, or overthrow arguments; --
        distinguished from opponent. --I. Watts.
    
    
    
    
 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: The person against whom an appeal is taken. (See petitioner.)
 

 

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