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.
The name given to the party against whom an appeal is lodged. It may be the plaintiff or the defendant in a civil case, or the defendant or the Crown in a criminal case. The other party to the appeal is referred to as the appellant (the person who lodged the appeal). Click here to go back to the glossary. If you entered from another page click your web browsers "back" button
A person or firm named in a disciplinary or remedial action; a person or firm alleged to have been the cause of rule violations; a person or firm against whom a claim is asserted in an arbitration or reparations matter.
If you are the person that answers the original Petition, you are the respondent. Even if you later file an action of your own in that case, you are still the respondent for as long as the case is open.
The party who must respond to the action that is being filed. For example, if the obligee is the petitioner who is seeking support from the obligor, then the obligor is the respondent. However, if the obligor is the petitioner seeking to establish his paternity of the child(ren) or to modify an existing support order, then the obligee is the respondent.
the person that responds to the petitioner's request for the court to hear a case. The respondent is the person who was in the original suit against the petitioner. The respondent will generally argue against the court's hearing the case.
A person who answers a set of questions in an interview or questionnaire. The responses given by the individual are considered to pertain to that person alone and not to a wider population whom the individual purports to represent. One who answers an interview in this assessment procedure, for example.
The person who is responding to the review or appeal. If you are requesting a review or appealing a decision, the respondent is your employer. If your employer is requesting a review or appealing a decision, you are the respondent.
The party that "responds to" a claim filed in court against them by a plaintiff. The more common term is defendant. The word is also used to refer to the party who wins at the first court level but who must then respond to an appeal launched by the party that lost the case at the first court level (upon appeal, this latter person is called the appelant).
The spouse who responds (or should respond) to a divorce action filed by the other spouse. RESTRAINING ORDERS This is a general term for all of those orders that stop ("restrain") one spouse from doing something. For example there can be restraining orders that stop one spouse from hitting the other spouse, stop a spouse from selling the motor home, stop a spouse from taking the children to Canada, etc.
Person who responds to questions in a survey; a person interviewed. If an experiment was being done instead of a survey, the person would be called a Subject. In a group discussion, they'd be called a Participant.
The person who reported the information about the trip. Survey procedures specified that persons 15 years old or older be interviewed personally about any trips they took during the reference period. Household trips taken by more than one household member were reported by the first member interviewed who went on the trip. Trips taken by household members under 15 years of age were reported by a knowledgeable adult household member. Procedures were established to ensure that a household trip taken by more than one household member was reported only once with an indication of each of the household members on the trip. ( American Travel Survey )
The individual or organization providing the information requested in the survey. The type of respondent influences what type of information can be obtained, e.g., individuals completing a degree may provide different information about the degree than a representative of the academic institution granting the degree would provide.