respondent

[ri-spon-duhnt]
noun
1.
a person who responds or makes reply.
2.
Law. a defendant, especially in appellate and divorce proceedings.
adjective
3.
giving a response; answering; responsive.
4.
Law. being a respondent.
5.
Psychology. of or pertaining to behavior that occurs consistently in response to a particular stimulus.
6.
Obsolete, corresponding.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin respondent- (stem of respondēns), present participle of respondēre. See respond, -ent

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respondent (rɪˈspɒndənt)
 
n
1.  law a person against whom a petition, esp in a divorce suit, or appeal is brought
 
adj
2.  a less common word for responsive

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Example sentences
One respondent invoked for profit colleges and their allegedly high salaries.
The respondent is easily angered when provoked by peers or during interaction with adult authority figures.
The hallmark of any good poll is that the poll taker chooses and pursues the respondent.
One respondent described having to hide in the bathroom to take her pill.
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