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
Those same poll respondents thought our chances of avoiding catastrophe are a
  million times better.
In one poll last month, two-thirds of respondents were unhappy with his
  government.
Younger respondents turned out to be worse at budgeting and basic arithmetic
  than older ones.
Respondents often choose satisfactory answers rather than searching for an
  optimum answer.
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