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Respondent vs. Defendant

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Respondentnoun

(legal) The person who answers for the defendant in a case before a court. In some legal systems, when one appeals a criminal case, one names the original court as defendant, but the state is the respondent.

Defendantnoun

(legal) In civil proceedings, the party responding to the complaint; one who is sued and called upon to make satisfaction for a wrong complained of by another.

Respondentnoun

One who responds.

Defendantnoun

(legal) In criminal proceedings, the accused.

Respondentnoun

The person replying to a questionnaire.

Defendantadjective

Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive.

Respondentadjective

Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding.

Defendantadjective

Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive.

‘With men of courage and with means defendant.’;

Respondentadjective

Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding.

‘Wealth respondent to payment and contributions.’;

Defendantadjective

Making defense.

Respondentnoun

One who responds. It corresponds in general to defendant.

Defendantnoun

One who defends; a defender.

‘The rampiers and ditches which the defendants had cast up.’;

Respondentnoun

the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent

Defendantnoun

A person required to make answer in an action or suit; - opposed to plaintiff.

Respondentnoun

someone who responds

Defendantnoun

a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

Respondentadjective

replying;

‘an answering glance’; ‘an answering smile’;

Defendant

In court proceedings, a defendant is a person who is the party either accused of committing a crime in criminal prosecution or against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case. Terminology varies from one jurisdiction to another.

Respondentnoun

a party against whom a petition is filed, especially one in an appeal or a divorce case.

Respondentnoun

a person who replies to something, especially one supplying information for a questionnaire or responding to an advertisement

‘most respondents to our questionnaire considered their practices to be in accordance with current medical guidelines’;

Respondentadjective

in the position of a party defending against a petition

‘the respondent defendant’;

Respondentadjective

replying to something

‘the respondent firms in the survey’;

Respondentadjective

involving or denoting a response, especially a conditioned reflex, to a specific stimulus.

Respondent

A respondent is a person who is called upon to issue a response to a communication made by another. The term is used in legal contexts, in survey methodology, and in psychological conditioning.

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