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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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Fewer than five percent of the sample was able to accurately report the number of Muslims in the United States; in fact, about one in seven respondents indicated that the Muslim population in the United States numbered less than 20,000 people and approximately one-third of the sample stated that the Muslim population in the United States was one million or less, falling far short of the six million figure cited in a new report commissioned by American Muslims called "The Mosque in America.
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While some respondents felt there won't be much difference in the retail market, others saw the effects of e-commerce playing a role in the retail real estate market.
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