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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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To create the typology of respondent behavior, the six variables (percentages of questions with an objective behavioral aspect) were subjected to a cluster analysis.
It is assumed that the objective aspects of respondent behavior used for the construction of our typology determine the interviewer's evaluation and that as a consequence the typology must be correlated with the interviewer's evaluation.
Earlier in this paper, two possible causes for divergence in respondent behavior across question formats were identified.
Most or all of the difference is due to differences in respondent behavior.
With the reinforcer being the primary causal agent in operant behavior and the antecedent stimulus being the primary causal agent in respondent behavior, respondent and operant contingencies are held to consist of different temporal sequences of responses and their causes.