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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.

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, is called "appellant" in the appeals court.

respondent

noun answerer, appellant, defendant, party answering a summons or bill, replier, responder
See also: contender, defendant, litigant, open, party, responsive

respondent

the other party to a petition or an APPEAL.

RESPONDENT, practice. The party who makes an answer to a bill or other proceeding in chancery. In the civil law, this term signifies one who answers or is security for another; a fidejussor. Dig. 2, 8, 6.

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On the same day, the ALJ issued an Order to Show Cause, providing Respondent until June 20, 2005, to file an answer to the Notice and to show good cause for having failed to do so previously.
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Respondents district-wide believe that decision making is more collaborative at school sites with principals than at the district level with the board and/or superintendent.
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Most respondents (73%) were aged 16 or 17; 56% were white, 23% were black, 15% were Hispanic, and 7% reported other races and ethnicities.