Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “respondent”

respondent

noun [C]     /rɪˈspɒn.dənt/ US  /-ˈspɑːn-/ specialized
social science a person who answers a request for information : In a recent opinion poll , a majority of respondents were against nuclear weapons .Answering and responding law in a court case , the person who a petition (= a formal letter to the court asking for a particular action ) is made against, especially in a divorce case : She divorced the respondent on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour . → Compare co-respondentPeople appearing in court
(Definition of respondent noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of respondent

More definitions for “respondent”

Definitions of “respondent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

scramble

to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More