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a person who responds or makes reply.
Law. a defendant, especially in appellate and divorce proceedings.
giving a response; answering; responsive.
Law. being a respondent.
Psychology. of or relating to behavior that occurs consistently in response to a particular stimulus.
Obsolete. corresponding.
(law) a person against whom a petition, esp in a divorce suit, or appeal is brought
a less common word for responsive


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