respondent


1re·spon·dent

noun \ri-ˈspän-dənt\

: a person who gives a response or answer to a question that is asked especially as part of a survey

Full Definition of RESPONDENT

1
:  one who responds: as
a :  one who maintains a thesis in reply
b (1) :  one who answers in various legal proceedings (as in equity cases)
(2) :  the prevailing party in the lower court
c :  a person who responds to a poll
2
:  a reflex that occurs in response to a specific external stimulus — compare operant

Examples of RESPONDENT

  1. A majority of respondents said they disagreed with the mayor's plan.

Origin of RESPONDENT

Latin respondent-, respondens, present participle of respondēre
First Known Use: 1528

Other Legal Terms

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Rhymes with RESPONDENT

2respondent

adjective

Definition of RESPONDENT

1
:  making response :  responsive; especially :  being a respondent at law
2
:  relating to or being behavior or responses to a stimulus that are followed by a reward <respondent conditioning> — compare operant 3

First Known Use of RESPONDENT

1726

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