A respondent is a person who is called upon to issue a response to a communication made by another. The term is used in legal contexts, in survey methodology, and in psychological conditioning.
One who is asked to respond.
The person who answers for the defendant in a case before a court. In some legal systems, when one appeals a criminal case, one names the original court as defendant, but the state is the respondent.
One who responds.
The person replying to a questionnaire.
Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding.
a party against whom a petition is filed, especially one in an appeal or a divorce case.
a person who replies to something, especially one supplying information for a questionnaire or responding to an advertisement
“most respondents to our questionnaire considered their practices to be in accordance with current medical guidelines”
in the position of a party defending against a petition
“the respondent defendant”
replying to something
“the respondent firms in the survey”
involving or denoting a response, especially a conditioned reflex, to a specific stimulus.