Definition of respondent:
- Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding.
- 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.
- One who maintains a thesis in reply, and whose province it is to refute objections, or overthrow arguments; - distinguished from opponent.
- One who responds. It corresponds in general to defendant.
If any one, other than the respondent and co- respondent, knew that they were going to stay in Paris on the night of the 23rd, and knew that before they started, it is difficult to exaggerate the importance of the fact.- "A Butterfly on the Wheel", Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull.
If the affirmative is maintained by the respondent, then, so far as the first eight articles are concerned- unless such corrupt purposes are shown as will of themselves make the exercise of a legal power a crime- the respondent must go, and ought to go quit and free.- "History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868", Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson).
Persuasion hung upon his lips, and the elements of logic and rhetoric were so blended in him, and withal he had so shrewd a guess at the weaknesses and passions of his respondent, that Nature might have stood up and said, 'This man is eloquent.- "Sterne", H.D. Traill.