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Definition of "respondent" []

  • Giving or given as an answer; responsive. (adjective)
  • Law Being a defendant. (adjective)
  • One who responds. (noun)
  • Law A defendant, especially in a divorce or equity case. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "respondent" in a sentence
  • "So I believe the respondent is attempting to make it clear that he has raised 11 kids and none of them are identical twins."
  • "If the respondent is just going to identify himself as the ideal candidate, then we already know his answer before he gives it, and so the question and answer provide no useful information."
  • "(We suspect that respondent is from Louisiana or Florida.)"