respondent
re·spon·dent /ri-'spän-dənt/ n: one who answers or defends in various proceedings: as
a: an answering party in an equitable proceeding
b: a party against whom a petition (as for a writ of habeas corpus) seeking relief is brought
c: an answering party in a proceeding in juvenile court or family court; specif: a party against whom a divorce proceeding is brought
d: a party prevailing at trial who defends the outcome on appeal: appellee

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

respondent
I noun answerer, appellant, corespondent, defendant, party answering a summons or bill, replier, responder II index contender, defendant, litigant, open (persuasible), party (litigant), responsive

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


respondent
n.
(1) The party against whom an appeal is brought;
see also appellant
(2) The party against whom an equitable proceeding is brought.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


respondent
the other party to a petition or an appeal.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


respondent
A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states — especially for divorce and other family law cases — to identify the party who is sued and must respond to the petitioner's complaint.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

respondent
1) In the context of employment law, a person, company or organisation against which a claimant (formerly an applicant) brings a claim in an employment tribunal.
2) The employer defending the discrimination claim.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


respondent
n. The party against whom a civil complaint is brought; the defendant in an equity case, as well as the person who is the subject of an appeal.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


respondent
In equity practice, the party who answers a bill or other proceeding in equity. The party against whom an appeal or motion, an application for a court order, is instituted and who is required to answer in order to protect his or her interests.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


respondent
I
In equity practice, the party who answers a bill or other proceeding in equity. The party against whom an appeal or motion, an application for a court order, is instituted and who is required to answer in order to protect his or her interests.
II The person against whom an appeal is taken. (See petitioner.)

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

respondent
n.
   1) the party who is required to answer a petition for a court order or writ requiring the respondent to take some action, halt an activity or obey a court's direction. In such matters the moving party (the one filing the petition) is usually called the "petitioner." Thus, the respondent is equivalent to a defendant in a lawsuit, but the potential result is a court order and not money damages.
   2) on an appeal, the party who must respond to an appeal by the losing party in the trial court (called "appellant") in the appeals court.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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