respondent


noun

  1. a person who responds or makes reply.
  2. Law. a defendant, especially in appellate and divorce proceedings.

adjective

  1. giving a response; answering; responsive.
  2. Law. being a respondent.
  3. Psychology. of or relating to behavior that occurs consistently in response to a particular stimulus.
  4. Obsolete. corresponding.

noun

  1. law a person against whom a petition, esp in a divorce suit, or appeal is brought

adjective

  1. a less common word for responsive
n.

1520s, “one who answers,” from Latin respondentem (nominative respondens), present participle of respondere (see respond).

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