from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Giving or given as an answer; responsive.
- adj. Law Being a defendant.
- n. One who responds.
- n. Law A defendant, especially in a divorce or equity case.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. One who responds. See also correspondent.
- n. Person that participates in research involving questionnaires.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding.
- n. One who answers in certain suits or proceedings, generally those which are not according to the course of the common law, as in equity and admiralty causes, in petitions for partition, and the like; -- distinquished from appellant.
- n. One who maintains a thesis in reply, and whose province it is to refute objections, or overthrow arguments; -- distinguished from opponent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Answering; responding.
- Conformable; corresponding.
- n. One who responds; specifically, in a scholastic disputation, one who maintains a thesis, and defends it against the objections of one or more opponents.
- n. Specifically One who answers or is called on to answer a petition or an appeal.
- n. In mathematics, a quantity in the body of a table: opposed to argument, or the regularly varying quantity with which the table is entered.
- n. A defendant in a lawsuit, now specifically in a divorce case.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. replying
- n. someone who responds
- n. the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
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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.)
Because the survey questions do not specify the comparison that the respondent is supposed to make, we have no idea what the answers mean.
Of course, what sort of unfair treatment the respondent is thinking about is not described, nor is even what sort of foreigner they are basing their answer on.
Taped questions are asked of the respondent by a professional announcer (usually a local news anchor), and the respondent is invited to press a button on their touch tone telephone or record a message at a prompt designating their selection.
Jiggy: I only assume that a negative response on Bush's handling of the war means that the respondent is not happy with the way Bush is handling the war.
Discipline includes “disbarment, suspension of a respondent from the practice of law for a definite term … public censure or private reprimand.”
As surely as Judy Miller has had no problem informing the public of her grand jury testimony (to Fitzgerald), I am unaware that any other respondent is barred from doing the same.
He ordered Haner to remove respondent from the car, played the recorded tape, and found that respondent had been recording his conversations with the officers.