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RESPONDENT Definition & Legal Meaning

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The party who makes an answer to a bill or other proceeding in chancery. The party who appeals against the judgment of au inferior court is termed the “ap- pellant;” and he who contends against the appeal, the “respondent.” The word also de- notes the person upou whom an ordinary petition in the court of chancery (or a libel in admiralty) is served, and who is, as it were, a defendant thereto. The terms “re- spondent” and “co-respondent” are used in like manner iu proceedings in the divorce court. Brown; I!rower v. Nellis, 0 Ind. App. 323, 33 N. E. 072; Code Cr. Proc. N. X. 1903,


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