respondent

Part of speech: noun

One who responds; a defendant.

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Usage examples "respondent":

  1. And this respondent, further answering, says, that although a case thus existed which, in his judgment as President of the United States, called for the exercise of the executive power to remove the said Stanton from the office of Secretary for the Department of War, and although this respondent was of the opinion, as is above shown, that under the Constitution of the United States the power to remove the said Stanton from the said office was vested in the President of the United States; and also this respondent was also of the opinion, as is above shown, that the case of the said Stanton was not affected by the first section of the last named act, and although each of the said opinions had been formed by this respondent upon an actual case, requiring him, in his capacity of President of the United States. - "History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868", Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson).
  2. The Moderator sent a summons to the " Respondent" to submit three subjects for argument, and to prepare to defend them on a given day: he also named three Opponents. - "Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy", George Biddell Airy.
  3. Occasionally the younger woman complained of her lot, bound to a man whom she no longer cared for, wearing only the fetters of her wifehood- she still hankered after a divorce, though Arthur must be respondent. - "Joanna Godden", Sheila Kaye-Smith.